E-ISSN 2146-3077
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Prevalence of Haemodipsus (Anoplura: Polyplacidae) Species Found on Hares (Lepus europaeus L.) in Konya Province, Turkey
1 Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2008; 32: 146-148

Key Words: Anoplura, Haemodipsus lyriocephalus, Haemodipsus setoni, hare, Turkey
Abstract

This study was carried out in order to determine the prevalence of lice on hares (Lepus europaeus L.) in the Konya province of Turkey from October 2003 to January 2007. During this period, 54 hares were examined for lice, 5 of them (11%) were found to be infested with lice and a total of 41 lice specimens were collected from the infested hares. Two species; Haemodipsus lyriocephalus (Burmeister, 1839) and H. setoni Ewing, 1924 were identified and H. lyriocephalus was more abundant than H. setoni. 

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