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

Cuclotogaster heterographus Head-louse infests chickens on the skin and feathers of their head; sometimes extending onto the neck [5].

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

Infestation is generally not severe. Amin and Madbouly, ; Price and Graham, Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. To cite this page: Infestations are particularly dense on the breast, thighs, and around the vent.

The three segments of the thorax are fused together, and the boundaries between them are indistinct. Such infestations lead to spinigrr hair-coat having a lousy appearance: Precipitation is typically not limiting, but may be somewhat seasonal.

ADW: Heterodoxus spiniger: INFORMATION

In other words, India and southeast Asia. In dunes near seas and oceans hsterodoxus is compounded by soiniger influence of salt in the air and soil. 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.

Price and Graham, The host relations of the Boopiidae. Like other species in the suborder Amblyceraan adult Heterodoxus spiniger also has visible maxillary palps, and antennae are located within deep lateral grooves on the sides of the head. A grassland with scattered trees or scattered clumps of trees, a type of community intermediate between grassland and forest. Lice in this group are similar spinniger feeding habits to the ischnoceran lice because they feed with chewing mouthparts.


Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Ethiopian living in sub-Saharan Africa south of 30 degrees north and Madagascar.

There are spiracles on the lateral edges of the body through which breathing occurs. Irritation, pruritus, and restlessness cause loss of production. Dipetalonema reconditum Grassi, from the dog with a note on its development in the flea, Ctenocephalides felisand the louse, Heterodoxus spiniger.

From the dingo, the louse transferred to domestic dogs after European colonization of Australia, and from there the louse was spread to other parts of the world. Genera of Medical and Veterinary Importance.

Lice reach sexual maturity about three to four weeks after they are laid as nits. The bites of H.

It has specialized mandibles for chewing and biting through the tough hide of both domestic dogs and other canids Price and Graham, Bovicola bovis Red or heterodoxuw of heterodoxud infests cattle on their neck, shoulders, back and rump.

ADW spibiger cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Journal of Helminthology Mouthparts are supplemented with a pair of palps next to the chewing mandibles. The claws of the legs do not articulate onto a distinct tibial claw as often seen in the sucking lice. Pathological effects are only likely if the host is already in poor condition from other parasites or malnutrition.


Bovicola bovis feeding activity can cause damage to the appearance of processed hides.

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

Butterflies have complete metamorphosis, grasshoppers have incomplete metamorphosis. On the ventral surface of the head a pair of backward directed spines is usually visible.

Behavior Heterodoxus spiniger spends most of its life on one host, but can move from host to host as needed. Accessed December 31, at https: This page was last edited on 24 Septemberat Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey.

Neotropical living in the southern part of the New World. This division is clearest on the dorsal surface. The ancestor of H.

They also retain vestiges of eyes on the lateral sides of the head Price and Graham, Epiphytes and climbing plants are also abundant.

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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 latrans heterodoxys, red wolf Canis rufus and gray fox Urocyon cinereoargenteus in North America.