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Padam Singh Nidhi Gupta Ghazi Khan Surendra Kumar Aftab Ahmad

Abstract

The morphological features of three instars of nymphs and adults of Columbicola bacillus (Ischnocera: Phthiraptera) collected from Collard-dove Streptopelia decaocto were studied. Present report furnishes  Second instar nymph can be separated from first instar due to appearance of additional seta on pterothorax on seventh to eight adominal segments. Third instars can be distinguished from second instar due to appearance of pleural seta on abdominal segment seventh to ninth.

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Keywords

Avian louse, Chaetotaxy, Colard-dove, Columbicola, Ischnocera, Phthiraptera

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Singh, P., Gupta, N., Khan, G., Kumar, S., & Ahmad, A. (2019). Diagnostic characters of three nymphal instars and morphological features of adult Collard-dove louse Columbicola bacillus (Phthiraptera : Insecta). Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 11(1), 7-11. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v11i1.1855
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