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Phthona

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Hippoboscidae
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Diptera
Subfamily  Hippoboscinae
People also search for  Myophthiria, Proparabosca, Allobosca

Phthona is a genus of biting flies in the family of louse flies, Hippoboscidae. There are 3 known species. All are parasite of falconets of the genus Microhierax.

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Distribution

All species are found in South East Asia.

Hosts

They found on birds of the genus Microhierax - species: collared falconet (M. caerulescens), Philippine falconet (M. erythrogenys) and the pied falconet (M. melanoleucus)

Systematics

  • Genus Phthona Maa, 1969
  • P. leptoptera (Maa, 1963)
  • P. modesta (Maa, 1963)
  • P. nigrita (Speiser, 1905)
  • References

    Phthona Wikipedia


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