n African Entomology - The chewing lice (Phthiraptera) of red-billed quelea (Quelea quelea) in Senegal, with a description of a new species : research article
|Article Title||The chewing lice (Phthiraptera) of red-billed quelea (Quelea quelea) in Senegal, with a description of a new species : research article|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Author||O. Sychra, E. Barlev, I. Literak, M. Capek, P. Koubek and P. Prochazka|
|Publication Date||Mar 2010|
|Pages||17 - 22|
|Keyword(s)||Brueelia, Machaerilaemus, Mallophaga, Myrsidea, Ploceidae and Sex ratio|
One hundred and six individuals of red-billed quelea (Quelea quelea) were examined for chewing lice (Phthiraptera: Amblycera, Ischnocera) in Senegal. Chewing lice were found on 91 (86 %) birds examined. Three species of chewing lice were identified; they had the following prevalences and mean intensities : Brueelia queleae n. sp. (81 %; 5.3 lice), Myrsidea queleae (37 %; 1.7) and Machaerilaemus plocei (9 %; 1.7). These are the first records of chewing lice from red-billed quelea from Senegal. A new species of Brueelia is described and illustrated. This is the first ischnoceran louse described from this host.
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