E-ISSN 2146-3077
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Strigiphilus strigis (Mallophaga: Philopteridae) in a Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo interpositus) in Turkey
1 Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2007; 31: 69-71

Key Words: Bubo b. interpositus, Strigiphilus strigis, Turkey
Abstract

In this study, a Eurasian eagle owl (Bubo b. interpositus) was brought to the laboratory of Parasitology Department and was inspected for ectoparasites. Five Mallophaga specimens were collected from the eagle owl and they were mounted on slides in Faure forte medium after being cleared in 10% KOH. Morphologic characteristics of the lice were inspected and measured under the light microscope. All of the specimens were identified as Strigiphilus strigis (Pontoppidan 1763). This paper presents the first detection of S. strigis in Turkey. 

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