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1 September 2013 First Record of Ectoparasitic Insects on the Canarian Houbara Bustard (Gruiformes: Otididae)
Christian Kehlmaier, Christiane Quaisser
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Abstract

Data on an infestation of ectoparasites on a Canarian Houbara Bustard Chlamydotis undulata, fuerteventurae Rothschild et Hartert, 1894 are presented for the first time. Two insect groups were discovered: Icosta (Rhyponotum) pilosa (Macquart, 1843) (Hippoboscidae, Diptera) and a possibly unnamed species of Philopteridae (Phthiraptera) closely allied to Otidoecus houbarae (Barthélemy, 1836). For the latter, a DNA-barcode is presented. The philopterid was found in a phoretic relationship with the hippoboscid.

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Christian Kehlmaier and Christiane Quaisser "First Record of Ectoparasitic Insects on the Canarian Houbara Bustard (Gruiformes: Otididae)," Annales Zoologici 63(3), 511-515, (1 September 2013). https://doi.org/10.3161/000345413X672519
Received: 12 April 2013; Accepted: 1 July 2013; Published: 1 September 2013
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Canarian Houbara Bustard
Hippoboscidae
host-parasite association
Philopteridae
phoresy
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