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  • Studies on the biology of lice (Haematopinus suis) of domestic and wild pigs.

    Foreign Title : Untersuchungen zur Biologie von Läusen (Haematopinus suis) bei Haus- und Wildschweinen.

    Author(s) : Beder, G.

    Author Affiliation : Untersuchungslabor für Schädlinge und Schädlingsbekämpfung, Asternweg 1, D-3006 Burgwedel, Germany.

    Journal article : Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Allgemeine und Angewandte Entomologie 1988 Vol.6 No.4-6 pp.391-395 ref.6

    Abstract : By comparing the morphology of H. suis from both domestic and wild pigs (Sus scrofa) in Germany, it was established that the length of the head and width of the sternal plates differed between individuals from the 2 hosts (both sexes). Differences in oviposition behaviour between the 2 forms appeared to be due to differences in the hair coat of the hosts. Nits were deposited between and behind the ears, as well as on the flanks, of the domestic pig. On wild pigs, nits occurred on the throat, thigh folds and groin, as well as behind the ears. Attempts to transfer lice from a wild pig to a domestic piglet failed; all the lice died within 12 h.

    ISSN : 0344-9084

    Record Number : 19910598823

    Language of text : German

    Language of summary : English

    Indexing terms for this abstract:

    Organism descriptor(s) : Anoplura, Haematopinidae, Haematopinus suis, Phthiraptera, pigs, Suidae, Sus scrofa

    Descriptor(s) : Biology, Ectoparasites, Host parasite relationships, infections, morphology, morphometrics, Morphotaxonomy, parasites, parasitoses

    Identifier(s) : hog louse, hogs, parasite host relationships, parasitic diseases, parasitic infestations, parasitosis, pig louse, swine

    Geographical Location(s) : Europe, Germany

    Broader term(s) : Phthiraptera, insects, Hexapoda, arthropods, invertebrates, animals, eukaryotes, Anoplura, Haematopinus, Haematopinidae, Sus scrofa, Sus, Suidae, Suiformes, Artiodactyla, mammals, vertebrates, Chordata, Developed Countries, European Union Countries, OECD Countries, Western Europe, Europe