Pseudolynchia canariensis are found is most part of the world (mainly subtropical and tropical) where pigeons can be found. Areas include Continental Africa, Mediterranean Sub-region, Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.
Figures 2-6: Illustrations of Pseudolynchia canariensis and its morphology. Image Credit: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Department of Entomology.
Pseudolynchia canariensis is brown and dorsoventrally flattened. This allows the fly to hide in between the feathers of its hosts to avoid detection. Additionally, it has a hard exoskeleton which makes it more difficult for the birds to crush the flies using their beaks when preening.
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This page was authored by Leshon Lee (A0166748M)
Last curated on 19 September 2018