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Review of the Genus Acidoproctus (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae), with Description of a New Species

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2006
Authors:Arnold, DC
Journal:Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society
Pagination:272 - 282
Date Published:2006

A systematic study of the chewing louse genus Acidoproctus (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera: Philopteridae) clarifies the identity of specimens placed as A. moschatae (L.) in the K. C. Emerson Collection. The described species are reviewed and A. kelloggi Carriker is placed as a synonym of A. moschatae. Acidoproctus granthami Arnold, new species is described from the freckled duck [Stictonetta naevosa (Gould)] from Australia.

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