Aftab Ahmad


The present report furnishes information on the egg laying sites, the pattern of egg laying and the nature of egg shells of an ischnoceran louse Goniocotes jirufti parasitizing black partridges, Francolinus francolinus. The louse prefers to lay eggs on the feathers belonging to back and breast region of the host. The eggs are laid on lateral plumulacious portion of the vane. The egg shell is ovoid in shape and the egg chorion is free from sculpturing and apophyses.


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Goniocotes, Ischnocera, Lice, Mallophaga, Oviposition, Phthiraptera

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Ahmad, A. (2018). Egg laying pattern and the egg morphology of an ischnoceran louse, Goniocotes jirufti (Ansari, 1947) parasitizing black partridges, Francolinus francolinus (Phthiraptera: Ischnocera). Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 10(3), 838–840. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v10i3.1714
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