Menopon

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Menopon

(men'ō-pon),
A genus of biting lice (family Menoponidae, order Mallophaga) found on birds; it includes important pests that infect domestic fowl, such as Menopon gallinae (Menopon pallidum), the shaft louse of poultry, a light yellow louse about 1.7 to 2.0 mm long, found on barnyard fowl, ducks, and pigeons.

Menopon

a genus of bird lice in the suborder Amblycera.

Menopon gallinae
the 'shaft louse' of fowl, ducks and pigeons.
Menopon pallidum
a chicken louse found to harbor the virus of equine encephalomyelitis.
Menopon phaeostomum
found on peacocks.