Chewing lice (Phthiraptera) from Calidris fuscicollis (Aves: Scolopacidae) in Southern Brazil

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2014
Authors:S. Nunes Gomes, Pesenti, T. Cheuiche, Cirne, M. Pinheiro, Müller, G.
Journal:Acta Tropica
Pagination:101 - 103
Date Published:Jan-08-2014

During April and September from 2010 to 2012, 80 birds of the species Calidris fuscicollis (white-rumped sandpiper) were collected for parasitological studies in the southern coast of Rio Grande do Sul, under ICMBIO license No. 26234-1. For ectoparasite collection, the birds were first submerged in water with detergent. The parasites found were fixed in 70% alcohol, cleared in 10% potassium hydroxide and mounted in Canada balsam. Of 80 birds examined, 79% were parasitized. Actornithophilus umbrinus (47.5%), Actornithophilus lacustris (37.5%), Actornithophilus spp. (13.75%), Carduiceps zonarius (26.25%), Lunaceps incoenis (27.5%), and Lunaceps spp. (16.25%) were the species found with their respective preva- lence. We record for the first time parasitism by chewing lice in Calidris fuscicollis.

Short Title:Acta Tropica
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