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Studies on the attraction of Simulium damnosum s.l. (Diptera: Simuliidae) to its hosts. III. Experiments with animal-baited traps.
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PMID:  888186     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the forest zone of the United Republic of Cameroon, a live chicken proved far more attractive to hunting S. damnosum s.l. than did a live sheep; but in the Sudan-savanna zone, a sheep was more attractive than a chicken. It is suggested that the populations of flies in the two areas represented different species of the S. damnosum s.l. complex with different host-finding mechanisms, that in the forest (? S. squamosum) hunting mainly by smell, and that in the Sudan savanna (? S. damnosum s.s.) hunting mainly by sight.
B H Thompson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropenmedizin und Parasitologie     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0303-4208     ISO Abbreviation:  Tropenmed Parasitol     Publication Date:  1977 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-09-22     Completed Date:  1977-09-22     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0423216     Medline TA:  Tropenmed Parasitol     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  226-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chickens / parasitology*
Predatory Behavior
Sheep / parasitology*
Species Specificity

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