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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Durden (1990, table 1) documented six previous studies that report phoresy of Anoplura by Diptera; however, he did not elaborate on the work of Nuttall (1917).
A collection of Anoplura from non-domestic hosts (Anoplura), J.
Ectoparasitos de roedores de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina (Acarina, Anoplura, Mallophaga y Suctoria).
Phthiraptera, Anoplura, Hoplopleuridae Hoplopleura scapteromydis * Ronderos, 1965 Hoplopleura fonsecai * Werneck, 1934 Hoplopleura travassosi * * Werneck, 1932 Hoplopleura aitkeni Jonson, 1972 * Acari Laelapidae Androlaelaps fahrenholzi * * * * (Berlese, 1911) Androlaelaps rotundus * (Fonseca, 1936) Androlaelaps sp.
Records of a collection of Mallophaga and Anoplura from Nicaraguan mammals.