Mallophaga

Mallophaga

(Science: zoology) An extensive group of insects which are parasitic on birds and mammals, and feed on the feathers and hair; called also bird lice. See bird louse, under bird.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr. A lock of wool _ to eat.

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Mallophaga&oldid=25379"
First | Previous (Malleus) | Next (Malnutrition) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.