oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A new Species of Ardeicola Clay (Mallophaga: Philopteridae)

Volume 30, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



As a result of collecting Mallophaga from bird skins at the National Museum, Bulawayo, Rhodesia, three specimens of Ardeicola Clay were obtained and checked by Dr Th. Clay, British Museum (Nat. Hist.), London. The present note comprises the descriptionption of a new species of this genus found on the African spoonbill (Platalea alba Scopoli) and a comparison with the closely related species, Ardeicola platalea (L.) from the spoonbill (P. leucorodia major Temminck & Schlegel). The new species is dedicated to Mr. R. H. Smithers, Director of the National Museum, Rhodesia, in recognition of his excellent pioneering work in Natural History.

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