Menoponidae

Reeves, Will K., Durden, Lance A., Ritzi, Christopher M., Beckham, Katy R., Super, Paul E & Oconnor, Barry M., 2007, Ectoparasites and other ectosymbiotic arthropods of vertebrates in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA, Zootaxa 1392, pp. 31-68: 35

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.273680

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:1BA23B6E-F96B-495C-B0C5-0AC99413D0C3

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E5278780-FFE9-FFCD-FF3B-5F13FCFBF832

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scientific name

Menoponidae
status

 

Family Menoponidae 

All menoponids are ectoparasites of birds ( Price et al. 2003).

Colpocephalum brachysomum Kellogg & Chapman 

Ex Bubo virginianus  (great horned owl): 1 F, TN, Blount Co., Cades Cove, 1 Apr. 1937, Unknown. Price et al. (2003) lists C. brachysomum  as a typical ectoparasite of B. virginianus  . Kurodaia magna  Emerson

Ex Strix varia  (barred owl): GSMNP (no other data).

Strix varia  is the type host of K. magna ( Price et al. 2003)  .

Menacanthus aurocapillus Carriker 

Ex Seiurus motacilla  (Louisiana waterthrush): 2 F, TN, Blount Co., Tremont, 3 Aug. 2001 and 3 Jun. 2001, P. Super.

Price et al. (2003) listed S. motacilla  as a typical host of Menacanthus aurocapillus  . Menacanthus chrysophaeus  (Kellogg)

Ex Melospiza melodia  (song sparrow): TN, Blount Co., Cades Cove, 19 Jun. 2001, P. Super. A subspecies of the song sparrow, Melospiza melodia samuelis  , is the type host for M. chrysophaeus ( Price et al. 2003)  .

Menacanthus pricei Wiseman 

Ex Colinus virginianus  (northern bobwhite): NC, Haywood Co., Big Creek, 25 May 1959, Unknown. Colinus virginianus  is the type host for M. pricei ( Price et al. 2003)  and is infested with this louse in the southeastern USA ( Doster et al. 1980).

Menacanthus stramineus (Nitzsch)  —chicken body louse

Ex sticky trap below Gallus gallus (domestic chicken) roost: NC, Swain Co., Oconaluftee, Frontier Farm, 11 Jun. 2003, W. K. Reeves.

This louse is distributed almost globally on chickens ( Emerson 1956, Durden 2002) but this is the first record from the Park.

Menopon gallinae  (L.)—shaft louse

Ex Gallus gallus (domestic chicken): 1 M, NC, Swain Co., Oconaluftee, Frontier Farm, 15 Jul. 2003, W. K. Reeves, L­ 3092.

Like the previous species, this louse has an almost cosmopolitan distribution ( Emerson 1956, Durden 2002), but this appears to be the first record from the Park.

GSMNP

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Phthiraptera

Family

Menoponidae

Loc

Menoponidae

Reeves, Will K., Durden, Lance A., Ritzi, Christopher M., Beckham, Katy R., Super, Paul E & Oconnor, Barry M. 2007
2007
Loc

K. magna (

Price et al. 2003
2003
Loc

M. chrysophaeus (

Price et al. 2003
2003
Loc

M. pricei (

Price et al. 2003
2003