Chewing lice (Phthiraptera: Amblycera, Ischnocera) from chukars (Alectoris chukar) from a pheasant farm in Jinacovice (CzechRepublic)
O. Sychrahttps://doi.org/10.17221/5617-VETMEDCitation:Sychra O. (2005): Chewing lice (Phthiraptera: Amblycera, Ischnocera) from chukars (Alectoris chukar) from a pheasant farm in Jinacovice (CzechRepublic). Veterinarni Medicina, 50: 213-218.
One hundred and twenty captive chukars (Alectoris chukar) and other hosts from a pheasant farm in Jinacovice (Czech Republic) were searched for chewing lice from July 2003 to April 2004. Seven species of chewing lice were found on chukars: Amyrsidea perdicis, Menacanthus pallidulus, Menopon gallinae (Amblycera); Goniodes colchici, Lipeurus maculosus, Goniocotes microthorax and Cuclotogaster heterographus (Ischnocera). Except for the last two mentioned species, the other five louse species are recorded for the first time on chukars. The prevalence, mean intensity of infestation and mean abundance of the lice from chukars were recorded. The species diversity and distribution of chewing lice from another eight species of gallinaceous birds kept in the pheasant farm were also recorded.Keywords:
chewing lice; Phthiraptera; chukar; Alectoris chukar; pheasant farm