Journal of Parasitic Diseases

, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 374–376

In vitro bionomics of an ischnoceran louse, Lipeurus caponis (Phthiraptera: insecta)

Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12639-014-0512-9

Cite this article as:
Kumar, V. & Hasan, S.S. J Parasit Dis (2016) 40: 374. doi:10.1007/s12639-014-0512-9


Poultry wing louse, Lipeurus caponis was reared in vitro condition (35 ± 1 °C, 75–82 % RH) to record the incubation period of the eggs, duration of nymphal instars, adult longevity and the egg rate. The data obtained through in vitro studies was utilized to construct the life table and to determine the intrinsic rate of natural increase. The value of rm of L. caponis appeared to 0.046. At this rate, the population of lice is supposed to double after 16.1 days, indicating it to be a moderate breeder.


Phthiraptera Ischnocera Intrinsic rate Generation time 

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© Indian Society for Parasitology 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Government P G CollegeBilaspurIndia

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