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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From Wikibooks, open books for an open world. Lipeurus caponis Wing-louse infests the underside of wings and tail of chickens.

Goniocotes gallinae the fluff louse

Lice in this group are similar in feeding habits to the ischnoceran lice because they goniocotess with chewing mouthparts. Trichodectes canis Dog chewing-louse infests domestic dogs on their head, neck and tail.

Effective self-grooming seems to protect most cats from harmful levels of infestation. Biting-stress leads to loss of production from heavy infestations.

ADW: Goniocotes gallinae: CLASSIFICATION

Heavy infestations produce irritation and biting-stress, leading to restlessness and much self-grooming. They feed by chewing, using ventral mandibles like teeth. The ischnoceran lice that infest domestic animals are in two families. Infestations are particularly dense on the breast, thighs, and around the vent.


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

gaolinae Pathological effects are only likely if the host is already in poor condition from other parasites or malnutrition. These lice feed on feathers and underlying skin over most parts of their host’s main body.

goniocotss However, sick, very old cats, or long-hair breeds may suffer from their infestations with this louse [2]. The Philopteridae infest birds: Bovicola bovis Red or chewing-louse of cattle infests cattle on their neck, shoulders, back and rump.

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The thorax appears in two parts: In other languages Add links. Claws on goniofotes legs are variable, one or a pair depending on the genus. On the ventral surface of the head a pair of backward directed spines is usually visible. They cause irritation, pruritus, restlessness, repetitive grooming, debility, and reduced productivity.


The dog becomes infected when it ingests infected lice that it has groomed off [3]. The claws of the legs do not articulate onto a distinct tibial claw as often seen in the sucking lice. Young birds are particularly harmed by these lice; infestations can build up rapidly, leaving the birds weak and even killing them. Genera of Medical and Veterinary Importance.

Heavy infestations in young birds may be highly damaging but this louse is rarely a severe pest to adult birds. Parasitic Insects, Mites and Foniocotes Heterodoxus spiniger is considered to have evolved in Australia. This page was last edited on 24 Septemberat Bovicola bovis feeding activity can cause damage to the appearance of processed hides. Policies and guidelines Contact us.

Heterodoxus spiniger infests domestic dogs and other canids, also marsupial mammals. It has spread to tropical and sub-tropical regions of the Americas, and to Africa.