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The common swift louse fly, Crataerina pallida: an ideal species for studying host-parasite interactions.
J Insect Sci. 2010; 10:193.JI

Abstract

Little is known of the life-history of many parasitic species. This hinders a full understanding of host-parasitic interactions. The common swift louse fly, Crataerina pallida Latreille (Diptera: Hippoboscidae), an obligate haematophagous parasite of the Common Swift, Apus apus Linnaeus 1758, is one such species. No detrimental effect of its parasitism upon the host has been found. This may be because too little is known about C. pallida ecology, and therefore detrimental effects are also unknown. This is a review of what is known about the life-history of this parasite, with the aim of promoting understanding of its ecology. New, previously unreported observations about C. pallida made from personal observations at a nesting swift colony are described. Unanswered questions are highlighted, which may aid understanding of this host-parasite system. C. pallida may prove a suitable model species for the study of other host-parasite relationships.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Faculty of Development and Society, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK. Mark.D.Walker@student.shu.ac.ukNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21268705

Citation

Walker, Mark D., and Ian D. Rotherham. "The Common Swift Louse Fly, Crataerina Pallida: an Ideal Species for Studying Host-parasite Interactions." Journal of Insect Science (Online), vol. 10, 2010, p. 193.
Walker MD, Rotherham ID. The common swift louse fly, Crataerina pallida: an ideal species for studying host-parasite interactions. J Insect Sci. 2010;10:193.
Walker, M. D., & Rotherham, I. D. (2010). The common swift louse fly, Crataerina pallida: an ideal species for studying host-parasite interactions. Journal of Insect Science (Online), 10, 193. https://doi.org/10.1673/031.010.19301
Walker MD, Rotherham ID. The Common Swift Louse Fly, Crataerina Pallida: an Ideal Species for Studying Host-parasite Interactions. J Insect Sci. 2010;10:193. PubMed PMID: 21268705.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The common swift louse fly, Crataerina pallida: an ideal species for studying host-parasite interactions. AU - Walker,Mark D, AU - Rotherham,Ian D, PY - 2011/1/28/entrez PY - 2011/1/28/pubmed PY - 2011/5/12/medline SP - 193 EP - 193 JF - Journal of insect science (Online) JO - J. Insect Sci. VL - 10 N2 - Little is known of the life-history of many parasitic species. This hinders a full understanding of host-parasitic interactions. The common swift louse fly, Crataerina pallida Latreille (Diptera: Hippoboscidae), an obligate haematophagous parasite of the Common Swift, Apus apus Linnaeus 1758, is one such species. No detrimental effect of its parasitism upon the host has been found. This may be because too little is known about C. pallida ecology, and therefore detrimental effects are also unknown. This is a review of what is known about the life-history of this parasite, with the aim of promoting understanding of its ecology. New, previously unreported observations about C. pallida made from personal observations at a nesting swift colony are described. Unanswered questions are highlighted, which may aid understanding of this host-parasite system. C. pallida may prove a suitable model species for the study of other host-parasite relationships. SN - 1536-2442 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21268705/The_common_swift_louse_fly_Crataerina_pallida:_an_ideal_species_for_studying_host_parasite_interactions_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/jinsectscience/article-lookup/doi/10.1673/031.010.19301 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -