Unusual finding of chewing louse Quadraceps cf. junceus (Scopoli, 1763) (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera) on Nathusius pipistrelle Pipistrellus nathusii (Keyserling & Blasius, 1839) (Mammalia: Chiroptera) with review of findings of lice reported from bats

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2024
Authors:M. V. Orlova, Larchanka, A. I., Sychra, O.
Journal:Ecologica Montenegrina
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ISSN:2336-9744, 2337-0173

Bats (Chiroptera) do not possess any specific louse species however, rare accidental registrations of this ectoparasites on chiropterans occur. Herein we report for the first time, identification of the lice Quadraceps cf. junceus (Ischnocera: Philopteridae) from vesper bat Pipistrellus nathusii (Keyserling & Blasius, 1839) (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in Belarus. In addition, we provide and discuss previous findings about lice collected from bats.

Reprint Edition:Published online 12 April 2024
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