SIPHONAPTERA

Iorio, Osvaldo Di & Turienzo, Paola, 2011, A preliminary bibliographic survey of the insects found in poultry houses from the Neotropical Region, with remarks on selected taxa shared with native birds' nests 2858, Zootaxa 2858 (1), pp. 1-60: 20

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.2858.1.1

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/AE0887DE-741A-B041-FF5B-D29C903BB00F

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Felipe

scientific name

SIPHONAPTERA
status

 

SIPHONAPTERA  

Ceratophyllidae  

Ceratophyllus gallinae (Schrank, 1804)  

CHILE: [locality not stated] ( Alcaino & Gorma 1999, following Tagle 1966).

Pulicidae  

* Ctenocephalides canis (Curtis, 1826)  

PERU: Huacho, Macchiavello [obs.] ( Macchiavello 1948).

CHILE: Antofagasta, Macchiavello [obs.] ( Macchiavello 1948).

* Ctenocephalides felis felis (Bouché, 1835)  

PERU: Huacho, Macchiavello [obs.] ( Macchiavello 1948).

Echidnophaga gallinacea gallinacea (Westwood, 1875)  

MEXICO: Mexico: San Martín de las Pirámides , 7-VIII, [ COEE], on chickens [also on turkeys]   ; Tlaxacala: El Carmen , 5-IX, [ COEE], on chickens (Gibson & Carrillo S. 1959)   .

PERU: Huacho, “abundante sobre aves de corral” ( Macchiavello 1948); ( Johnson 1957).

CHILE: [locality not stated], found by its laboratory, record not previously published ( Alcaino & Gorma 1999). Hectopsylla eskeyi   Jordan, 1933

PERU: Huacho, “en gran cantidad (M. inéd.),” “sobre gallinas” ( Macchiavello 1948).

Hectopsylla psitacii Fraunfeld, 1860  

PERU: Lima: E. Ribeyro, Dr. Ramon leg., 1 male, 2 females, plus many females, # 1920.136 [ MACN], from chickens ( Hopkins & Rothschild 1953)   .

ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires: Chivilcoy, 2-II-1936, J.M. De la Barrera leg., 2 females, 2 males, plus many females, # 1942.98 [ BMNH], from hen ( Hopkins & Rothschild 1953), 2 females [ BMNH], ex “hen” ( Hastriter & Méndez 2000); Chivilcoy, 2-VI-1936, ex “hen,” S.J.M. de la Barrera leg, 2 females [ BMNH] ( Blank et al. 2007).

Note: Apparently both females are the same, mentioned with different months.

URUGUAY: Montevideo: Montevideo, insects with black and white tranverse bands in the abdomens, which are characteristic in the females of H. psitacii   when their abdomens are distended by the eggs, fixed to the head of the fowls, in one chicken house ( Wolffhügel 1912); ( Wolffhügel 1916); Montevideo, 1940, very high numbers in the heads of the birds, some of the birds were dead, massive infestation in a chicken house ( Riet 1941).

Note: the first identification ( Wolffhügel 1912) was tentative, corroborated by Wolffhügel (1916).

CHILE: [locality not stated] ( Alcaino & Gorma 1999, following Tagle 1966).

* Pulex irritans irritans Linnaeus, 1758  

ECUADOR: Ambato, Macchiavello [obs.] ( Macchiavello 1948).

PERU: Huacho, Macchiavello [obs.] ( Macchiavello 1948).

CHILE: Antofagasta, Macchiavello [obs.] ( Macchiavello 1948).

ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires: Villa Ballester, in a henhouse, identification confirmed by Wolffhügel ( Wolffhügel 1911).

* Xenopsylla cheopis (Rothschild, 1903)  

PERU: Huacho, Macchiavello [obs.] ( Macchiavello 1948).

Tungidae  

* Tunga penetrans (Linnaeus, 1758)  

PERU: Huacho, Macchiavello [obs.] ( Macchiavello 1948).

Undetermined family

Undetermined sp.

VENEZUELA: Barinas + Portuguesa + Cojedes: fleas in 2 of 520 examined chicken nests ( Tonn et al. 1982)   .

MACN

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