Journal of Applied and Natural Science 4(1):92-95(2012)
Chaetotaxy of three nymphal instars of an ischnoceran louse, Aegypoecus perspicuus (Phthiraptera: Insecta)
G. P. Agarwal1, Aftab Ahmad2, Gaurav Arya2, Renu Saxena3, Arjumand Nisar2 and A. K. Saxena2*
1Ex- Head, Department of Zoology, Banaras Hindu University, Banaras, (U.P.), INDIA Present Address:168, Deshbandhu Apartments, Kalka ji, New Delhi, INDIA 2Department of Zoology, Govt. Raza P. G. College, Rampur ( U.P.), INDIA 3Department of Zoology, B.S.A. College, Mathura (U.P.), INDIA *Correspondence author. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract : The present study on three nymphal instars of Aegypoecus perspicuus indicated that these differ from each other not only an size, abdominal segmentation, chitinization but also in the number of setae occurring on head, thorax and abdomen. The study also supplements informations regarding the morphological features and chaetotaxy of three nymphal instars of A. perspicuus, occurring on Neophron percnopterus. The diagnostic features of three nymphal instars have also been discussed.
Keywords : Aegypoecus, Chaetotaxy, Chewing lice, Ischnocera, Phthiraptera