This is a list of

all my papers on lice.



Journal articles and book chapters / Cikkek és könyvfejezetek




Yosef R, Strutzer O, Tabibi R, Rózsa L 2018. Lice infestations of Steppe Buzzards (Buteo buteo vulpinus) markedly differ from those of Common Buzzards (Buteo buteo buteo). Journal of Raptor Research – in press



Harnos A, Lang Z, Petrás D, Bush SE, Szabó K, Rózsa L 2017. Size matters for lice on birds: coevolutionary allometry of host and parasite body size. Evolution 71(2): 421–431.

 Rózsa L, Vas Z 2015. Co-extinct and critically co-endangered species of parasitic lice, and conservation-induced extinction: should lice be reintroduced to their hosts? Oryx 49(1): 107110.

 Rózsa L, Tryjanowski P, Vas Z 2015. Under the changing climate: how shifting geographic distributions and sexual selection shape parasite diversification. In: Morand S, Krasnov B, Littlewood T (eds.) Parasite diversity and diversification: evolutionary ecology meets phylogenetics. pp 58-76. Cambridge University Press.

Rózsa L, Vas Z 2015. Host correlates of diversification in avian lice. In: Morand S, Krasnov B, Littlewood T (eds.) Parasite diversity and diversification: evolutionary ecology meets phylogenetics. pp 215-229. Cambridge University Press.

  Vas Z, Fuisz TI, Fehérvári P, Reiczigel J, Rózsa L 2013. Avian brood parasitism and ectoparasite richness – scale dependent diversity interactions in a three-level host-parasite system. Evolution 67: 959–968.

  Vas Z, Csorba G, Rózsa L 2012. Evolutionary co-variation of host and parasite diversity – the first test of Eichler’s rule using parasitic lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera). Parasitology Research 111: 393–401.

Rózsa L, Apari P 2012. Why infest the loved ones – inherent human behaviour indicates former mutualism with head lice. Parasitology 139: 696–700.

Vas Z, Rékási J, Rózsa L 2012. A checklist of lice of Hungary (Insecta: Phthiraptera). Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici 104: 5–109.

Vas Z, Privigyei Cs, Prohászka VI, Csörgő T, Rózsa L 2012. New species and host association records for the Hungarian avian louse fauna (Insecta: Phthiraptera). Ornis Hungarica 20: 44–49.

  Vas Z, Lefebvre L, Johnson K, Rózsa L 2011. Clever birds are lousy: co-variation between avian innovation and the taxonomic richness of their Amblyceran lice. International Journal for Parasitology 41: 1295–1300.

Møller AP, Erritzøe J, Rózsa L 2010. Ectoparasites, uropygial glands and hatching success in birds. Oecologia 163: 303–311.

 Tryjanowski P, Adamski Z, Dylewska M, Bulkai L, Rózsa L 2009. Demographic correlates of sexual size dimorphism and male genital size in the lice Philopterus coarctatus. Journal of Parasitology 95: 1120–1124.

 Vas Z, Csörgő T, Møller AP, Rózsa L 2008. The feather holes on the Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica and other small Passerines are probably caused by Brueelia spp. lice. Journal of Parasitology 94: 1438–1440.

 Felső B, Rózsa L 2007. Diving behavior reduces genera richness of lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) of mammals. Acta Parasitologica 52: 82–85.

 Felső B, Rózsa L 2006. Reduced taxonomic richness of lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) in diving birds. Journal of Parasitology 92: 867–869.

 Møller AP, Rózsa L 2005. Parasite biodiversity and host defenses: Chewing lice and immune response of their avian hosts. Oecologia142: 169–176.

 Reiczigel J, Lang Z, Rózsa L, Tóthmérész B 2005. Properties of crowding indices and statistical tools to analyze crowding data. Journal of Parasitology 91: 245–252.

 Rózsa L 2003. A madarak tetvei (Phthiraptera). Állattani Közlemények 88: 3–29.

 Rózsa L 1997. Adaptive sex-ratio manipulation in Pediculus humanus capitis: possible interpretation of Buxton’s data. Journal of Parasitology 83: 543–544.

 Rózsa L 1997. Patterns in the abundance of avian lice (Phthiraptera: Amblycera, Ischnocera). Journal of Avian Biology 28: 249–254.

 Rékási J, Rózsa L, Kiss JB 1997. Patterns in the distribution of avian lice (Phthiraptera: Amblycera, Ischnocera). Journal of Avian Biology 28: 150–156.

 Rózsa L, Rékási J, Reiczigel J 1996. Relationship of host coloniality to the population ecology of avian lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera). Journal of Animal Ecology 65: 242–248.

 Rózsa L 1993. Speciation patterns of ectoparasites and "straggling" lice. International Journal for Parasitology 23: 859–864.

 Rózsa L 1993. An experimental test of the site-specificity of preening to control lice in feral pigeons. Journal of Parasitology 79: 968–970.

 Rózsa L 1991. Flamingo lice contravene Fahrenholz. International Journal for Parasitology 21: 151–152.

 Rózsa L 1990. The ectoparasite fauna of feral pigeon populations in Hungary. Parasitologia Hungarica 23: 115–119.


Miscellany / Tudományos élet, oktatás, ismeretterjesztés stb.

 Rózsa L 2014. Hogyan lett az emberi faj ennyire tetves? Küzdelem és együttműködés a vérszívóinkkal. Élet és Tudomány 69(18): 550–552.

 Rózsa L 2011. A repülő hüllők külső élősködői – vagy mégsem? Szárnyakon élők. Élet és Tudomány 2011(2): 45–47.

 Rékási J, Kiss JB, Rózsa L, Reiczigel J 1998. Tolltetvek (Mallophaga) ökológiai vizsgálata, különös tekintettel a gazda telepes életmódjának hatására. Ornis Hungarica 8 Suppl. 1: 205–209.




A waterfowl louse, Trinoton anserinum



Columbicola columbae

the wing lice of domestic, feral, and rock pigeons.

Such is life: two males attempt to get into copulation positinion (under the female), but they fail.