Anoplura


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An·o·plu·ra

(an'ō-plū'ră),
The order of insects that includes the bloodsucking lice of mammals, with some 450 species arranged in six families, of which four contain species of medical or veterinary importance: Haematopinus, Linognathus, and Solenopotes of domestic mammals, and the human-sucking louse Pediculus humanus.
[G. anoplos, unarmed, + oura, tail]

Anoplura

(an?o-ploor'a) [Gr. anoplos, unarmed + Gr. oura, tail]
Blood-feeding ectoparasites of mammals.. They can cause localised skin irritations and are vectors of several blood-borne diseases, e.g., trench fever, epidemic typhus, epidemic relapsing fever.
See: louse; pediculosis
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This represents only the tenth record of phoresy of Anoplura by Diptera and the fifth record by Muscidae.
The Anoplura and Mallophaga of North American mammals.
The Ectoparasites (Ixodides, Anoplura and Siphonaptera) of Indiana Mammals.