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High host specificity of Crataerina melbae (Diptera: Hippoboscidae) in a mixed colony of birds.
J Parasitol. 1998 Feb; 84(1):198-200.JP

Abstract

We looked for louse flies (Diptera, Hippoboscidae) in a mixed colony of 9 species of birds from 1991 to 1997. Alpine swifts (Apus melba) exhibited an unusually high prevalence (85.9%) by Crataerina melbae (Rondani, 1879). No birds from the other 8 breeding bird species were parasitized by this louse fly. We suggest that the number of potential swiftlike hosts as well as the size of hosts may account for the differential prevalence of the louse flies within the colony.

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Estación Biológica de Doñana, CSIC, Pabellón del Perú, Sevilla, Spain.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9488370

Citation

Tella, J L., et al. "High Host Specificity of Crataerina Melbae (Diptera: Hippoboscidae) in a Mixed Colony of Birds." The Journal of Parasitology, vol. 84, no. 1, 1998, pp. 198-200.
Tella JL, Gajón A, Gortázar C, et al. High host specificity of Crataerina melbae (Diptera: Hippoboscidae) in a mixed colony of birds. J Parasitol. 1998;84(1):198-200.
Tella, J. L., Gajón, A., Gortázar, C., & Osácar, J. J. (1998). High host specificity of Crataerina melbae (Diptera: Hippoboscidae) in a mixed colony of birds. The Journal of Parasitology, 84(1), 198-200.
Tella JL, et al. High Host Specificity of Crataerina Melbae (Diptera: Hippoboscidae) in a Mixed Colony of Birds. J Parasitol. 1998;84(1):198-200. PubMed PMID: 9488370.
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TY - JOUR T1 - High host specificity of Crataerina melbae (Diptera: Hippoboscidae) in a mixed colony of birds. AU - Tella,J L, AU - Gajón,A, AU - Gortázar,C, AU - Osácar,J J, PY - 1998/3/6/pubmed PY - 1998/3/6/medline PY - 1998/3/6/entrez SP - 198 EP - 200 JF - The Journal of parasitology JO - J. Parasitol. VL - 84 IS - 1 N2 - We looked for louse flies (Diptera, Hippoboscidae) in a mixed colony of 9 species of birds from 1991 to 1997. Alpine swifts (Apus melba) exhibited an unusually high prevalence (85.9%) by Crataerina melbae (Rondani, 1879). No birds from the other 8 breeding bird species were parasitized by this louse fly. We suggest that the number of potential swiftlike hosts as well as the size of hosts may account for the differential prevalence of the louse flies within the colony. SN - 0022-3395 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9488370/High_host_specificity_of_Crataerina_melbae__Diptera:_Hippoboscidae__in_a_mixed_colony_of_birds_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -