Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 154–157 | Cite as

Chewing lice from wild passerines (Aves, Passeriformes) from Vietnam, with description of a new species of the genus Brueelia (Phthiraptera, Ischnocera, Philopteridae)

  • Oldřich Sychra
  • Ivan Literák
  • Nguyen Manh Hung
  • Petr Podzemný


Seven species of chewing lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) were found on six species of passerine birds (Passeriformes) in northern Vietnam. A description and illustrations of Brueelia alophoixi sp. nov. ex Alophoixus pallidus (Pycnonotidae) are given. New host records are: Abroscopus superciliaris (Sylviidae) for Myrsidea sp.; and Orthotomus sutorius (Sylviidae) and Lonchura striata (Estrildidae) for Brueelia spp.


Brueelia new species Phthiraptera passerine birds new records Vietnam 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oldřich Sychra
    • 1
  • Ivan Literák
    • 1
  • Nguyen Manh Hung
    • 2
  • Petr Podzemný
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biology and Wildlife Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and EcologyUniversity of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical SciencesBrnoCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Parasitology, Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources (IEBR)Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)HanoiVietnam

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