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Chewing Lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) from Migratory Birds of the Curonian Spit
- Malysheva, O. D., Tolstenkov, O. O.
- Entomological revue 2018 v.98 no.4 pp. 420-433
- Menacanthus eurysternus, Ricinus, fauna, migratory birds, new host records, Russia
- The fauna of chewing lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) from migratory birds was studied in 2008–2009 and 2017 on the Curonian Spit, at Rybachy Biological Station of the Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. Altogether, 35 species of chewing lice were collected off 2010 birds of 65 species. An annotated list of species is presented, including 11 species new to the Russian Federation, 29 species new to the Northwest of Russia, and 2 new host records: Menacanthus eurysternus from Carduellis carduellis and Ricinus frenatusfromCarduellis spinus.