Linognathus stenopsis

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Author(s): G.F. Ferris

Linognathus stenopsis (Burmeister, 1838) - (goat sucking louse)

This species of sucking lice is widely distributed. It infests mainly goats, but can be also found on sheep. The feeding activities cause bleeding, affect the health of the host and may result in anaemia.