Journal of Applied and Natural Science 3(1):90-92(2011)
Population characteristics of Brueelia sp. on certain Indian Finches
Renu Saxena, H. B. Sharma, Aftab Ahmad 1 , Gaurav Arya 1 , Nayanci Bansal 1 , Archna Rashmi 1 and A.K. Saxena 1 *
Department of Zoology, B.S.A. College, Mathura, INDIA
1 Department of Zoology, Government Raza Postgraduate College, Rampur–244901 (U.P.), INDIA
*Corresponding author. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract : Five kinds of finches were examined during 2004-06. Two kinds of finches were found infested with ischnoceran lice, Brueelia sp. (Prevalence-20.5%, mean intensity of infestation-4.7 and range of infestation, 1-23). The frequency distribution pattern of Brueelia sp. on Indian finches conformed to the negative binomial model. Sex ratio was skewed in favour of females and adults outnumbered the nymphs in natural population.
Keywords : Phthiraptera, Lice, Prevalence, Ischnocera, Amblycera, Mallophaga