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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Genera of Medical and Veterinary Importance.

This combination of pathological effects often greatly reduces productivity of a flock. Views Gonlocotes Edit View history.

Gonoides dissimilis Brown chicken-louse and G. Such infestations lead to the hair-coat having a lousy appearance: This species is the most damaging of the bird lice [7].

Heterodoxus spiniger is considered to have evolved in Australia. Heavy infestations in young birds may be highly damaging but this louse is rarely a severe pest to adult birds. Felicola subrostrata is the only species of louse likely to be found on domestic cats.

Infestations are usually slight, but heavy infestations damage the plumage and cause restlessness leading to reduced productivity of poultry [4]. 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 will appear intact, although with heavy infestations self-grooming may damage the skin. The claws of the legs do not articulate onto a distinct tibial claw as often seen in the sucking lice.


This page was last edited on 24 Septemberat Pathological effects are only likely if the host is already in poor condition from other parasites or malnutrition.

Goniocotes gallinae the fluff louse

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. Gaallinae Wikibooks, open books for an open world.

Infestations with the actively mobile M. Parasitic Insects, Mites and Gsllinae These lice feed on feathers and underlying skin over most parts of their host’s main body. Bovicola bovis Red or chewing-louse of cattle infests cattle on their neck, shoulders, back and rump.

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

On the ventral surface of the head a pair of backward directed spines is usually visible. The Trichodectidae infest mammals: Retrieved from ” https: Menacanthus stramineus Chicken body-louse infests chickens, other poultry species, aviary and game birds. It also gallinaee wild canids. The three segments of the thorax are fused together, and the boundaries between them are indistinct. Biting-stress leads to loss of production from heavy infestations.

Heterodoxus spiniger infests domestic dogs and other gonicootes, also marsupial mammals. This louse is an intermediate host for the tapeworm of dogs, Dipylidium caninum. This division is clearest on the dorsal surface.

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Palps are absent at the mouthparts. Amblyceran lice mostly parasitize birds, but also are found on marsupial mammals, and mammals in the Americas.


However, sick, very old cats, or long-hair breeds may suffer from their infestations with this louse [2]. In other languages Add links. This louse gaolinae an intermediate host of the tapeworm of dogs, Dipylidium caninum. Effective self-grooming seems gallnae protect most cats from harmful levels of infestation.

Infestations are particularly dense on the breast, thighs, and around the vent. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

ADW: Goniocotes gallinae: CLASSIFICATION

Goniocotes gallinae Fluff-louse commonly infests poultry, amongst the down feathers over most of the body. It has spread to tropical and sub-tropical regions of the Americas, and to Africa.

Lice in this group are similar in feeding habits to the ischnoceran lice because they feed with chewing mouthparts. The thorax appears in two parts: It feeds only on the feathers and these lice can be seen in rows clasping a feather shaft [8]. Young birds are particularly harmed by these lice; infestations can build up rapidly, leaving the birds weak and even killing them. This occurs despite the superficial feeding of these lice [1].

This species may need to be distinguished from Trichodectes canis on dogs in countries where both species of chewing lice occur.