Egg laying pattern and the egg morphology of an ischnoceran louse, Goniocotes jirufti (Ansari, 1947) parasitizing black partridges, Francolinus francolinus (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2018
Authors:A. Ahmad
Journal:Journal of Applied and Natural Science
Pagination:838 - 840
Date Published:09-2018
Keywords:Mallophaga, Oviposition

The present report furnishes information on the egg laying sites, the pattern of egg laying and the nature of egg shells of an ischnoceran louse Goniocotes jirufti parasitizing black partridges, Francolinus francolinus. The louse prefers to lay eggs on the feathers belong- ing to back and breast region of the host. The eggs are laid on lateral plumulacious portion of the vane. The egg shell is ovoid in shape and the egg chorion is free from sculpturing and apophyses.

Short Title:JANS
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