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Journal of Parasitic Diseases

, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp 684–686 | Cite as

Population characteristics of black kite lice

  • A. K. Saxena
Original Article
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Abstract

A look on literature revealed that the population characteristics of Phthiraptera infesting Black Kite, Milvus migrans Boddaert deserved investigation. Thirty-two kites were sampled in district Rampur (U.P.) India during January 2011–December 2012, for the presence of phthirapteran ectoparasites. Two amblyceran species, Laemobothrion maximum Scopoli and Colpocephalum turbinatum Denny and one ischnoceran louse, Degeeriella regalis Giebel were recovered. The prevalence, intensity of infestation, sample mean abundance, range of infestation, sex ratios, and adult nymph ratios of three lice were recorded. C. turbinatum ranked first in the order of prevalence and intensity of infestation, followed by D. regalis. The prevalence and intensity of L. maximum was quite low.

Keywords

Phthiraptera Biting lice Mallophaga Black kite lice 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors are thankful to Principal Govt. Raza P. G. College, Rampur for providing the laboratory facilities.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ZoologyGovernment Raza Postgraduate CollegeRampurIndia

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