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seasonal changes in a population of menacanthus eurysternus (mallophaga, amblycera) on the common myna acridotheres tristis.seasonal variations in a population of an amblyceran louse, menacanthus eurysternus, infesting the common myna have been studied. incidence of infestation, lice, index, and population structure of this species have been recorded in different months of the year; reasons for the population fluctuations are discussed.19902074132
distribution of mallophaga on the body of acridotheres tristis (aves).4 species of mallophaga (2 amblycera, menacanthus eurysternus and myrsidea sp., and 2 ischnocera, brueelia chayanh and sturnidoecus affinis) coexist on the body of common myna, acridotheres tristis. the distribution of eggs, nymphs and adults of these species on the body of host is discussed. the patterns of distribution coincides with their morphological adaptations.19892729646
insect ectoparasites from wild passerine birds in the czech republic.wild passerine birds (passeriformes) from northeastern part of the czech republic were examined for ectoparasites. three species of louse-flies of the genus ornithomya (diptera: hippoboscidae), two species of fleas of the genera ceratophyllus and dasypsyllus (siphonaptera: ceratophyllidae), and 15 species of chewing lice belonging to the genera myrsidea, menacanthus (phthiraptera: menoponidae), brueelia, penenirmus, philopterus (phthiraptera: philopteridae) were found on 82 birds of 23 species. ...200819202768
haematophagous behaviour of menacanthus eurysternus (mallophaga, amblycera).haematophagous nature of some mallophagan species is of great concern to the scientists working in the field. such species cause harm to the host directly by reducing vitality and productivity and indirectly by acting as reservoir and transmitter of pathogenic strains of infectious diseases. menacanthus eurysternus infesting common myna acridotheres tristis feeds exclusively on host blood obtained by piercing the quill of pin feathers and by gnawing through the epidermis. as much as 88.56% adult ...19836859624
host generalists and specialists emerging side by side: an analysis of evolutionary patterns in the cosmopolitan chewing louse genus menacanthus.parasites with wide host spectra provide opportunities to study the ecological parameters of speciation, as well as the process of the evolution of host specificity. the speciose and cosmopolitan louse genus menacanthus comprises both multi-host and specialised species, allowing exploration of the ecological and historical factors affecting the evolution of parasites using a comparative approach. we used phylogenetic analysis to reconstruct evolutionary relationships in 14 species of menacanthus ...201525311782
egg laying site and oviposition pattern of two phthirapteran species parasitizing red whiskered bulbul (pycnonotus jocosus).present study was performed to record the oviposition and egg laying pattern of two phthirapteran species infesting red whiskered bulbul.201223169161
vertical transmission of feather lice between adult blackbirds turdus merula and their nestlings: a lousy perspective.there is limited information about the natural history of the transmission of feather lice (phthiraptera) from parent birds to their young. this article therefore examines the transmission of 4 species of feather lice from parent blackbirds to their nestlings in an english population, and addresses questions formulated from the perspective of the lice. the lice that disperse onto the several young in the nest were mostly found on the larger chicks, those with higher survival prospects. the lice ...201021158613
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