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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Goniocotes gallinae Fluff-louse commonly infests poultry, amongst the down feathers over most of the body.

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Accessed Date Unknown at http: Fire and grazing are important in yeterodoxus long-term maintenance of grasslands. Heterodoxus spiniger resides mostly in tropical and temperate climates Price and Graham,but it has also adapted to more arid conditions Amin and Madbouly, Extensive savannas are found in parts of subtropical and tropical Africa and South America, and in Australia.

Heterodoxus spiniger is no exception. This louse is an intermediate host of heteroddoxus tapeworm of dogs, Dipylidium caninum.

Geographic Range Heterodoxus spiniger is found on canines on all continents except Antarctica and Europe. The Trichodectidae infest mammals: Infestations with the actively mobile M. Vegetation is typically sparse, though spectacular blooms may occur following rain.

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To cite this page: Lice have short antennae, which are presumably used for chemoreception as well as for “feeling” their way around. These lice feed on feathers and underlying skin over most parts of their host’s main body. Heterodoxus spiniger 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.

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Gonoides dissimilis Brown chicken-louse and G. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students.

Amblyceran lice mostly parasitize birds, but also are found on marsupial mammals, and mammals in the Americas. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.

Palps are absent at the mouthparts. Colless, ; Price and Graham, ; von Keler, The egg hatches, and goes through three nymphal instars including molts in between the stages that resemble the adults, but are smaller and slightly paler in color.

Journal of Parasitology Butterflies have complete metamorphosis, grasshoppers have incomplete metamorphosis. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria.

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Pathological effects are only likely if the host is already in poor condition from other parasites or malnutrition. 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 the skin heteeodoxus 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]. Ethiopian living in sub-Saharan Africa south of 30 degrees north and Madagascar. This division is clearest on the dorsal surface.

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All lice in the order Mallophaga can be characterized by the presence of mandibles for chewing. A revision of the Australian Boopidae Insecta: Deserts can be cold or warm and daily temperates typically fluctuate. Lice reach sexual maturity about three to four weeks after they are laid as nits. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support.

Australian Journal of ZoologySupplement hetefodoxus These lice do not typically infest felinesalthough in one case they were found to have infested a litter of kittens Colless, Heterodoxuz on the legs are variable, one or a pair depending on the genus.

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

Like all lice, Heterodoxus spiniger experiences a gradual metamorphosis, starting with an egg nit. Heterodoxus spiniger spends most of its life on one host, but can move from host to host as needed. Price and Graham review several cases where heavy infestations of these lice have negative effects on canine hosts, one of which was fatal. No information heterodkxus available on how these lice communicate with one another.