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a genus of biting lice that is considered by some to be a subgenus of Damalinia; includes the species bovicola bovis (Trichodectes scalaris), the common red or biting ox louse of cattle; bovicola caprae (Trichodectes climax), found on sheep and goats; bovicola equi (Trichodectes parumpilosus), the common biting louse of horses; bovicola ovis (Trichodectes sphaerocephalus), the common biting louse of sheep.

See: Trichodectes.

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