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Solenopotes capillatus (little blue cattle louse)

Synonyms: Solenopotes capillatus subsp. dubius

Wikipedia Abstract

The little blue cattle louse is the common name for the Solenopotes capillatus in the United States but is known as the tubercle-bearing louse in Australia. This louse is the smallest of the sucking lice that occur on cattle and is a relatively immobile species. They are found all around the world in distribution but are restricted mainly to areas with domestic livestock. The little blue cattle louse is most often found on the head of its host, primarily the face and jaw region, but sporadically is found on other body parts. It is relatively immobile so typically will not relocate on its host’s body. The louse is spread by direct contact and is considered an ectoparasite.
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Parasite of 
Bos taurus (cow)[1]
Bos taurus indicus (aurochs)[2]


Africa; Australia; Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China); North America; Southern Asia;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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