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First record in South Asia of deer throat bot fly larvae Pharyngomyia picta (Meigen, 1824) (Diptera: Oesteridae) from Sambar deer (Rusa unicolor), a new host record.
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PMID:  22735848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The Bot fly larvae, identified to be the third instars of the deer throat bot fly Pharyngomyia picta were recovered from the lumen of trachea and secondary bronchi during the necropsy of a female sambar deer (Rusa unicolor) in Kerala, India. This forms the first report of P. picta from India and the whole of South Asia. Sambar deer is a new host record for the larvae of this fly. Morphological description of the third stage larvae with supporting figures are presented.
Authors:
R Sreejith; K G Ajithkumar; R Reghu; R Kavitha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical biomedicine     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0127-5720     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Biomed     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507086     Medline TA:  Trop Biomed     Country:  Malaysia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  265-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady, Kerala, 685 536, India.
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