Holomenopon leucoxanthum - Shaft Louse:

Summary Information
Taxonomic Classification Animalia / Mandulibulata / Hexapoda / Mallophaga / Menoponidae / Holomenopon / Species:

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Alternative Names --
Description Feather louse.

Gross appearance of feather lice in waterfowl tends to be that of black or brown cigar-shaped lice, 2-8mm long, moving around feather vanes, or eggs (B13.46.w1, B37.x.w1).

Systems affected Feathers.
Life Cycle --
Taxa Groups (hyperlinked if included as Wildpro Modules) containing host species which have been recorded as infected by this organism. --
Intermediate Hosts (if known/applicable) --
Paratenic Hosts (if known/applicable) --
Geographic distribution --
Associated Waterfowl Diseases Feather Lice Infection (Chewing Lice Infection, Mallophaga Infection) Waterfowl Disease Summary
  •  Lice on feathers. Usually present in low numbers with minimal effect, but may become numerous in debilitated waterfowl.

N.B. Shaft louse Holomenopon leucoxanthom causes wet-feather (Wet Feather) (B10.26.w11).

Waterfowl in which the DISEASE has been recorded (NOT necessarily this specific organism)
Associated Waterfowl Diseases Wet Feather (Shaft-lice Infection, Sooty Mould Exposure) Waterfowl Disease Summary Feather structure damage leading to loss of waterproofing.
Waterfowl in which the DISEASE has been recorded (NOT necessarily this specific organism)

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