Heterodoxus spiniger (Enderlein, ) on domestic dogs (Canis familiaris, L. ) from the city of Recife, Pernambuco State, Brazil. Heterodoxus spiniger Enderlein, G. Usage: valid. Reference: Anopluren ( Siphunculaten) und Mallophagen 79 – Authors: Enderlein, G. Number: 2. Pages. Trop Biomed. Jun;29(2) The dog louse Heterodoxus spiniger from stray cats in Penang, Malaysia. Norhidayu S(1), Mohd Zain SN, Jeffery J, Lewis.

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This species may need to be distinguished from Heterodoxus spiniger on dogs in countries where both species of chewing lice occur. Roberts and Janovy, Jr.

The dog louse Heterodoxus spiniger from stray cats in Penang, Malaysia.

Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. It has spread to tropical and sub-tropical regions of the Americas, and to Africa.

Infestation is generally not severe. Retrieved from ” https: This division is clearest apiniger the dorsal surface. Female lice glue nits to the individual hairs of the host, most often very close to the skin. Gonoides dissimilis Brown chicken-louse and G. These mandibles also are used to grip onto hairs or feathers, and there is a groove in the ventral surface of the head to fit hairs or feather shafts. In other words, Central and South America.

The bites of H. In other languages Add links. Claws on the legs are variable, one or a pair depending on the genus. Geographic Range Heterodoxus spiniger is found on canines on all continents except Antarctica and Europe.


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Heterodoxus sppiniger inhabits the skin of domestic dogs Canis lupus familiaris and a few other canids, notably the side-striped and golden jackels Canis adustus and Canis aureus in Africa, and the coyote Canis latransred wolf Canis rufus and gray fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus in North America. The sclerotized sperm-transfer organ, the aedeagus, distinguishes males. All lice in the order Mallophaga can be characterized by the presence of mandibles for chewing.

On the ventral surface of the head a pair of backward directed spines is usually visible.

Infestations are usually slight, but heavy infestations heterodoxks the plumage and cause restlessness leading to reduced productivity of poultry [4]. Behavior Heterodoxus spiniger spends most of its life on one host, but can move from host to host as needed. The host relations of the Boopiidae.

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This species is the most damaging of the bird lice [7]. It feeds only on the feathers and these lice can be seen in rows clasping a feather shaft [8].

Nearctic living in the Nearctic biogeographic province, the northern part of the New World. Heavy infestations produce irritation and biting-stress, leading to restlessness and much self-grooming.

Heterodoxus spiniger has hetefodoxus unusual evolutionary history. Heterodoxus spiniger was originally identified in Australia on the wallaby, but typically infests only canines. Note that in comparison to an infestation of sheep with psoroptic scab mites Bovicola lice do not directly cause spiniver skin to form moist scabs, the surface of the skin will appear intact, although with heavy infestations self-grooming may damage the skin.


In other words, India and southeast Asia. From the dingo, the louse transferred to domestic dogs after European colonization of Australia, and from heterododus the louse was spread to other parts of the world.

These lice have no blood-sucking mouthparts. Heterodoxus spiniger is found on canines on all continents except Antarctica and Europe. In insects, “incomplete metamorphosis” is when young animals are similar to adults ueterodoxus change gradually into the adult form, and “complete metamorphosis” is when there is a profound change between larval and adult forms.

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

Ethiopian living in sub-Saharan Africa south of 30 degrees north and Madagascar. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Lipeurus caponis Wing-louse infests the underside of wings and tail of chickens. Heavy infestations in young birds may be highly damaging but this louse is rarely a heterofoxus pest to adult birds.

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Price and Graham, ; Roberts and Janovy, Jr. This damage is known as spot and fleck. Boopidae from cats in Singapore.