oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A new species of Solenopotes Enderlein (Anoplura: Linognathidae) from an African antelope
The anopluran genus Solenopotes Enderlein, 1904 has in the past been considered to parasitize only members of the family Cervidae of the order Artiodactyla. There is one exception: S. capillatus Enderlein, 1904 is a widespread parasite of domestic cattle. Ferris (1932; 1951) considers that this species is a secondary parasite that has transferred from an unknown wild cervid to domestic cattle, on which it now occurs in Europe, North America (Ferris, 1951), Australia (Roberts, 1950) and South Africa (du Toit, 1968). It probably occurs in other countries as well, introduced on imported stock.
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