49. Redescription of Lipeurus tropicalis Peters, 1931 (Phthiraptera: Ichnocera: Philopteridae) from Hyderabad district, Sindh, Pakistan with reference to its Morpho-taxonomical and genital studies

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Farheen Shaikh, Saima Naz, Nadir Ali Birmani


The dark pigmented large size common wing louse Lipeurus tropicalis Peters, 1931(Phthiraptera: Ichnocera: Philopteridae) was recorded new hosts and new locality records from Hyderabad district, Sindh, Pakista. The specimens were collected from Meleagris gallopavo (Linnaeus, 1758) Turkey fowland Pavo cristatus Linnaeus1758Pea fowl (Galliformes: Phasianidae) from urban and rural area of Hyderabad Sindh Pakistan. The species redescribed Morpho-taxonomically with special reference to its chaetotaxy and genitalia of both male and female sexes. The purpose of the present study is to compile the checklist of galliform chewing lice fauna and identify maximum number of species from Hyderabad, Sindh, region Pakistan. 

Keywords: Hyderabad; Lipeurus tropicalis; Morpho-taxonomy; Pea fowl; Redescription; Sindh; Turkey fowl


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