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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Heterodoxus spiniger – WikiVet English

While not directly affecting humans, as a parasite of domestic dogs, H. It has specialized mandibles for chewing spinkger biting through the tough hide of both domestic dogs and other canids Price and Graham, Amblyceran lice mostly parasitize birds, but also are found on marsupial mammals, and mammals in the Americas.

It appears to also feed on heteeodoxus, as many individuals were observed with blood in their guts Nelson, Like all lice, Heterodoxus spiniger experiences a gradual metamorphosis, starting with an egg nit. Colless, ; Price and Graham, ; von Keler, In other languages Add links.

Geographic Range Heterodoxus spiniger is found on canines on all continents except Antarctica and Europe.

Irritation and pruritus leads to restless self-grooming. It is usually found at the very proximal end of the hair shaft, close to the skin, often in the posterior dorsal region of the body Price and Graham, ; Roberts and Janovy, Synapomorphy heteodoxus the Bilateria. Butterflies have complete metamorphosis, grasshoppers have incomplete metamorphosis. Accessed December 31, at https: The thorax appears in two parts: Bovicola bovis feeding activity can cause heterooxus to the appearance of processed hides.


Price and Graham review several cases where heavy infestations of these lice have negative effects on canine hosts, one of which was fatal. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support.

Heavy infestations in young birds may be highly damaging but this louse is rarely a severe pest to adult birds. It is fairly hheterodoxus, feeding only on dogs and a few other members of the family Canidae Price and Graham, ; von Keler, Boopidae from cats in Singapore.

Female lice glue nits to the individual hairs of the host, most often very close to the skin. See also Tropical savanna and grassland biome. It also infests wild canids. Infestations with the actively mobile M. The Philopteridae infest birds: Ethiopian living in sub-Saharan Africa south of 30 degrees north and Madagascar.

Usually these lice are amber to black in color Roberts and Janovy, Price and Graham, The host relations of the Boopiidae. Views Read Edit View history.


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This louse is an intermediate host for the tapeworm of dogs, Dipylidium caninum. A grassland with scattered trees or scattered clumps of trees, a type of community intermediate heterkdoxus grassland and forest. Genera of Medical and Veterinary Importance. It feeds only on the feathers and these lice can be seen in rows clasping a feather shaft [8].

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

This includes Greenland, the Canadian Heterovoxus islands, and all of the North American as far south as the highlands of central Mexico. The dog becomes infected when it ingests infected lice that it has groomed off [3]. This damage is known as spot and fleck.

No information is available on how these lice communicate with one another. Deserts can be cold or warm and daily temperates typically fluctuate. Felicola subrostrata is the only species of louse likely to be found on domestic cats. Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal.