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ScienceAsia 13 (1987): 231-237 |doi: 10.2306/scienceasia1513-1874.1987.13.231

 

ARTHROPOD PARASITES OF THE TREE SPARROW (PASSOR MONTANUS LINNAEUS, 1758) IN BANGKOK, THAILAND

 

SUTHASANEE BOONKONG AND WINA MECKVICHAI

ABSTRACT: The following arthropod parasites were ofttained from 140 specimens of tree sparrow (Passer montanus L.), captured by a mist net, in five different areas of Bangkok, Thailand, from September 1982 to April 1983 : biting - lice, Myrsidea sp. (Mallophagea: Menoponidae), feather mites, Analges chelopus (Herman, 1804) (Acari: Analgidae); Strelkoviacarus cf integer (Trouessart & Neumann, 1888) (Acari : Analgidae); Passeroptes cf dermicola (Trouessart, 1886) (Acari: Dermationidae); Dermoglyphus passerinus Gaud, 1968 (Acari: Dermoglyphidae); Proctophyllodes orientalis Gaud, 1953 (Acari: Proctophyllodidae); Mesalgoides oscinum (Kock, 1840) (Acari: Psoroptoididae) and a blood sucking mite, Bakericheyla sp. (Acari: Cheyletidae). Accidental parasites and blood sucking mites were also observed and recorded in this paper.

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Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Phyathai Road, Bangkok 10500, Thailand.

Received 5 June 1987