Trichodectes

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Trichodectes

(trik'ō-dek'tēz),
A genus of biting lice that includes the species Trichodectes canis (Trichodectes latus), the biting louse of dogs that commonly serves as an intermediate host for the dog tapeworm, Dipylidium caninum, as well as the species Trichodectes climax (Bovicola caprae), Trichodectes parumpilosus (B. equi), Trichodectes scalaris (B. bovis), and Trichodectes sphaerocephalus (B. ovis).
See also: Bovicola, Damalinia.
Synonym(s): Bovicola
[tricho- + G. dektēs, a beggar]

Trichodectes

(trĭk″ō-dĕk′tēz) [″ + dektes, biter]
A genus of lice that infests dogs and sheep. Some are the intermediate hosts of tapeworms.
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affinis) (n=4), Ctenocephalides felis (C.felis) (n=33), and Trichodectes canis (T.
Host Ectoparasite Life Sex Stage Dog Rhipicephalus sanguineus Adult Female Dog Rhipicephalus sanguineus Adult Male Dog Rhipicephalus sanguineus Nymph -- Horse Amblyomma mixtum Adult Female Dog Amblyomma mixtum Adult Female Cat Ixodes affinis Adult Female Cat Ixodes affinis Adult Male Dog Ctenocephalides felis Adult -- Cat Ctenocephalides felis Adult -- Dog Trichodectes canis Adult -- Host Total Total Collected Positive Dog 249 38 Dog 138 10 Dog 50 1 Horse 1 0 Dog 2 0 Cat 3 0 Cat 1 0 Dog 32 0 Cat 1 0 Dog 17 0
The major arthropod parasites causing severe clinical infestations in canines include fleas (Ctenocephalides canis, Ctenocephalides felis felis), lice (Trichodectes canis, Linognathus setosus, Heterodoxus spiniger), mosquitoes (Aedes, Culex), flies (sand fly, Stomoxys, Haematobia) ticks (Rhipicephalus, Ixodes, Amblyomma, Haemaphysalis, Dermacentor) and mites (Demodex canis, Sarcoptes scabiei canis).
On the other hand, Trichodectes canis and Heterodoxus spiniger were collected from dogs from Central Provinces and Darien.