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Taxonomic, ecological and quantitative examination of chewing lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) on Canada geese (Branta canadensis) and mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) in Manitoba, Canada

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dc.contributor.supervisor Galloway, Terry (Entomology) en_US
dc.contributor.author Grossi, Alexandra
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-15T17:08:48Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-15T17:08:48Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/23237
dc.description.abstract Over 19 years chewing lice data from Canada geese and mallards were collected. From Canada geese (n=300) 48,669 lice were collected, including Anaticola anseris, Anatoecus dentatus, Anatoecus penicillatus, Ciconiphilus pectiniventris, Ornithobius goniopleurus, and Trinoton anserinum. The prevalence of all lice on Canada geese was 92.3% and the mean intensity was 175.6 lice per bird. From mallards (n=269) 6,986 lice were collected which included: Anaticola crassicornis, A. dentatus, Holomenopon leucoxanthum, Holomenopon maxbeieri and Trinoton querquedulae. The prevalence of lice on mallards was 55.4% and the mean intensity was 42.0 lice per bird. Based on CO1, A. dentatus and Anatoecus icterodes were synonymised as A. dentatus. Anatoecus was found exclusively on the head, Anaticola was found predominantly on the wings, Ciconiphilus, Holomenopon and Ornithobius were observed in several body regions and Trinoton was found most often on the wings of mallards. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Entomology en_US
dc.subject Parasitology en_US
dc.title Taxonomic, ecological and quantitative examination of chewing lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) on Canada geese (Branta canadensis) and mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) in Manitoba, Canada en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Entomology en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Sharanowski, Barbara (Entomology) Roth, Jim (Biological Science) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2014 en_US


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