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Flesh fly myiasis (Diptera, Sarcophagidae) in Peruvian poison frogs genus Epipedobates (Anura, Dendrobatidae)

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Author(s): Mattias Hagman | Thomas Pape | Rainer Schulte

Journal: Phyllomedusa : Journal of Herpetology
ISSN 1519-1397

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 69;
Date: 2005;
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Keywords: Anura | Dendrobatidae | Epipedobates | myiasis | Sarcodexia lambens | flesh fly | Diptera | Sarcophagidae | Peru

ABSTRACT
In this note we review records of myiasis in poison frogs collected in various locations in Peru during 1982-2005 and present evidence that larger and medium-sized poison frogs (Epipedobates) are infected with sarcophagid fly larvae.

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