Chewing lice parasitic on little egret Egretta garzetta birds collected from Al-Diwaniyah Province, Iraq
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Eurasian Journal of Biosciences, 2020 - Volume 14 Issue 1, pp. 1915-1918
  • Published Online: 30 Jun 2020
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This study was carried out to determine chewing lice species of Little egret (Egretta garzetta) birds for the period from April until July 2019 for this aim a total of 89 specimens were collected from different parts in Al-Diwaniyah province /Iraq. Five species of chewing lice recorded in this study were: Ciconiphilus decimfasciatus, Pseudomenopon pilosum, Ardeicola expallidus, Menopon galline and Austromenopon transversum. Results of this study showed no significant differences were recorded at (P ≥ 0.05) between both genders of birds in infestation rate with chewing lice while a significant differences was recorded at (P≤0.05) in infestation type, the double infestation was the highest (47.05%) followed by single and triple infestation rate (35.29) and (17.64) respectively.


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