Zoolog Sci. Apr;24(4) Population expansion of the poultry fluff louse, Goniocotes gallinae (De Geer, ) (Ischnocera, Phthiraptera). Saxena. Brief summary. No one has contributed a brief summary to this page yet. Explore what EOL knows about Goniocotes gallinae. Add a brief summary to this page. Goniocotes gallinae (De Geer, ). Ricinus gallinaeDe Geer, 79, pl. 4, fig. Distrito Federal: Gallus gallus, no date (Ancona b). Estado de.

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Felicola subrostrata is the only species of louse likely to be found on domestic cats. Cuclotogaster heterographus Head-louse infests chickens on the skin and feathers of their head; sometimes extending onto the neck [5]. These lice feed on feathers and underlying skin over most parts of their host’s main body.

Heavy infestations produce irritation and biting-stress, gonipcotes to restlessness and much self-grooming.

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Heavy infestations in young birds may be highly damaging but this louse is rarely a severe pest to adult birds. It has spread to tropical and sub-tropical regions of the Americas, and to Africa.

This louse is an intermediate host for the tapeworm of dogs, Dipylidium caninum. On the ventral surface of the head a pair of backward directed spines is usually visible. The thorax appears in two parts: Menopon gallinae Shaft-louse infests chickens, turkeys and ducks on their gallinxe and thigh feathers. This damage is known as spot and fleck. The dog becomes infected when it ingests infected lice that it has groomed off [3].


Goniocotes gallinae the fluff louse

These lice have no blood-sucking mouthparts. Bovicola bovis feeding activity can cause damage to the appearance of processed hides. This species may need to be distinguished from Heterodoxus spiniger on dogs in countries where both species of chewing lice occur. Claws on the legs are variable, one or a pair depending on the genus.

Goniocotes gallinae (De Geer, ) – Taxonomy

Parasitic Insects, Mites and Ticks: Bovicola ovis Red or chewing-louse of sheep infests sheep gallknae their back and upper regions of their body; B. They cause irritation, pruritus, restlessness, repetitive grooming, debility, and reduced productivity.

Such infestations lead to the hair-coat having a lousy appearance: The lice may penetrate the blood vessels at base of feathers, leading to anemia.

Irritation, pruritus, and restlessness cause loss of production. The claws of the legs do not articulate onto a distinct tibial claw as often seen in the sucking lice. Views Read Edit View history. Biting-stress leads to loss of production from heavy infestations.

Menacanthus stramineus Chicken body-louse infests chickens, other poultry species, aviary and game birds. Effective self-grooming seems to protect most cats from harmful levels of infestation. Lice in this group are similar in feeding habits to the ischnoceran lice because they feed with chewing mouthparts. Heterodoxus spiniger infests domestic dogs and other canids, also marsupial mammals.

Infestations are usually slight, but heavy infestations damage the plumage and cause restlessness leading to reduced productivity of poultry [4]. The Philopteridae infest birds: This louse is an gllinae host of the tapeworm of dogs, Dipylidium caninum. In other languages Add links.

Heterodoxus spiniger is considered to have evolved in Australia. This page was last edited on 24 Septemberat This occurs despite the superficial feeding of these lice [1].


From Wikibooks, open books for an open world. It also infests wild canids. The ischnoceran lice that infest domestic animals are in two families. This species may need to be distinguished from Trichodectes canis on dogs in countries where both species of chewing lice occur.

Trichodectes goniocotea Dog chewing-louse infests domestic dogs on their head, neck and tail. Heterodoxus spiniger has also been reported infesting domestic cats but where the cats were close to heavily infested dogs [6].

Infestations are particularly dense on the breast, thighs, and around the vent. Irritation and pruritus leads to restless self-grooming. Policies and guidelines Contact us. Amblyceran lice mostly parasitize birds, but also are found on marsupial mammals, and mammals in the Americas. Palps are absent at gallinqe mouthparts.

Mouthparts are supplemented with a pair of palps next to the chewing mandibles. The three segments of the thorax are fused together, and the boundaries between them are indistinct. This combination of pathological effects often greatly reduces productivity of a flock. This species is the most damaging of the bird lice [7]. Goniocotes gallinae Fluff-louse commonly infests poultry, amongst the down feathers over most of the body.

Gonoides dissimilis Goniocohes chicken-louse and G. Retrieved from ” https: Infestations with the actively mobile M. By gallinqe this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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