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1 May 2009 Eggshell Morphology of Selected Indian Bird Lice (Phthiraptera: Amblycera and Ischnocera)
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Microtopography of the eggshell of eight phthirapteran species infesting different avian hosts was studied by SEM. Nature of the markings present on the egg chorion of species studied was compared to the eggshells of already described species. It was found that the markings present on the egg cases of avian lice could be used to differentiate the genera and species. The occurrence of Goniocotes jirufti and Menacanthus kalatitar on brown partridges is noted for the first time.

Nidhi Gupta, Vikram Khan, Sandeep Kumar, Smriti Saxena, Archna Rashmi, and Arun Kumar Saxena "Eggshell Morphology of Selected Indian Bird Lice (Phthiraptera: Amblycera and Ischnocera)," Entomological News 120(3), (1 May 2009). https://doi.org/10.3157/021.120.0312
Received: 24 January 2008; Accepted: 1 July 2008; Published: 1 May 2009
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