A new species of Brueelia Kéler (Phthiraptera: Philopteridae) parasitic on the common diuca-finch, Diuca diuca diuca (Aves: Emberizidae) in Chile

Una nueva especie de Brueelia Kéler (Phthiraptera: Philopteridae) parásito de Diuca diuca diuca (Aves: Emberizidae) en Chile

A new species of the genus Brueelia Kéler is described as parasitic on the Common Diuca-Finch, Diuca diuca diuca, based on specimens from three localities in Chile: Punitaqui (Coquimbo Province), La Rinconada (Colchagua Province) and Chillán (Ñuble Province). The species is fully described and illustrated, and brief comments on its morphological affinities with allied species are also made.

Chewing lice; bird lice; South America; ectoparasite

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