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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They cause irritation, pruritus, restlessness, repetitive grooming, debility, and reduced productivity. Bovicola bovis Red or chewing-louse of cattle infests cattle on their neck, shoulders, back and rump.

These lice feed on feathers and underlying skin over most parts of their host’s main body. Trichodectes canis Dog chewing-louse infests domestic dogs on their head, neck and tail. On the ventral surface of the head a pair of backward directed spines is usually visible. The dog becomes infected when it ingests infected lice that it has groomed voniocotes [3].

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

Biting-stress leads to loss of production from heavy infestations. Policies and guidelines Contact us. Gonoides dissimilis Brown chicken-louse and G.

It also infests wild canids. The thorax appears in two parts: This occurs despite the superficial feeding of these lice [1]. Heterodoxus spiniger is gxllinae to have evolved in Australia. Genera of Medical and Veterinary Importance. Lice in this group are similar in feeding habits to the ischnoceran lice because they feed with chewing mouthparts.


Antennae have 4 or 5 segments, but they are less visible than in the ischnoceran lice because they occupy an antennal groove in the head. Heavy infestations produce irritation and biting-stress, leading to restlessness and much self-grooming. This louse is an intermediate host for the tapeworm of dogs, Dipylidium caninum.

Infestations are particularly dense on the breast, thighs, and around the vent. The claws of the legs do not articulate onto a distinct tibial claw as often seen in the sucking lice.

Note that in comparison to an infestation of sheep with psoroptic scab mites Bovicola lice do not directly cause the skin to form moist scabs, the surface of foniocotes skin will appear intact, although with heavy infestations self-grooming may damage the skin. Heterodoxus spiniger has also been reported infesting domestic cats but where the cats were close to heavily infested dogs [6].

Goniocotes gallinae Fluff-louse commonly infests poultry, amongst the down feathers over most of the body. Amblyceran lice mostly parasitize birds, but also are found on marsupial mammals, and mammals in the Americas. Lipeurus caponis Wing-louse infests the underside of wings and tail of chickens. Irritation and pruritus leads to restless self-grooming.

Palps are absent voniocotes the mouthparts.

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gpniocotes Such infestations lead to the hair-coat having a lousy appearance: This species is the most damaging of the bird lice [7]. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. However, sick, very old cats, or long-hair breeds may suffer from yallinae infestations with this louse [2].

Retrieved from ” https: Effective self-grooming seems to protect most cats from harmful levels of infestation.

This gnoiocotes is known as spot and fleck. These lice have no blood-sucking mouthparts. The ischnoceran lice that infest domestic animals are in two families.


Menacanthus stramineus Chicken body-louse infests chickens, other poultry species, aviary and game birds. Felicola subrostrata is the only species of louse likely to be found on domestic cats. Infestations with the actively mobile M. They feed by chewing, using ventral mandibles like teeth.

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Parasitic Insects, Mites and Ticks: Genera of Medical and Veterinary Importance/Chewing lice

Bovicola bovis feeding activity can cause damage to the appearance of processed hides. Claws on the legs are variable, one or a pair depending on the genus. This louse is an intermediate host of the tapeworm of dogs, Dipylidium caninum. Parasitic Insects, Mites and Ticks: Goniocootes spiniger infests domestic dogs and other canids, also marsupial mammals.

Menopon gallinae Shaft-louse infests chickens, turkeys and ducks on their breast and thigh feathers. This page was last edited on 24 Septemberat Irritation, pruritus, and restlessness cause loss of production. This species may need to giniocotes distinguished from Trichodectes canis on dogs in countries where both species of chewing lice occur. The lice may penetrate the blood vessels at base of feathers, leading to anemia.

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It feeds only on the feathers and these lice can be seen in rows clasping a feather shaft [8]. The Trichodectidae infest mammals: In other languages Add links. The three segments of the thorax are fused together, and the boundaries between them are indistinct.