The lice species identified were the goat blood sucking lice, Linognathus stenopsis (Burmeister) (Anoplura: Linognathidae) and the chewing or biting lice, Damalinia (Holokartikos) crassipes (Mallophaga: Ischnocera), with chewing mouthparts (they do not actually bite) (See Figs.
Linognathus occurred in 30% (18) of 60 goats and Damalinia (Bovicola) in 0.
Impact of the botanical insecticide Neem Azal(r) on survival and reproduction of the biting louse Damalinia
limbata on angora goats.
Wilson Wildlife Area north of Corvallis, healthy mule deer placed in a pen with blacktail deer infested with the lice, Damalinia
(subgenus Cervicola), immediately attracted the parasites and soon began exhibiting hair loss symptoms.
We're coming to the conclusion there's a strong possibility these lice may be an exotic, unclassified species of the genus Damalinia
," a lice typically found on "Old World" ungulates, such as Axis, Sika and Fallow deer, Castillo said.