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Notas sobre Philornis Vulgaris (Couri, 1984) (Diptera: Muscidae) en nidos del Sinsonte Tropical Mimus Gilvus (Viellot, 1808) en los andes de Colombia

Author(s): Amat , Eduardo | Botero , Carlos | Forero , Fernando | Olano , Juanita

Journal: Acta Zoologica Mexicana
ISSN 0065-1737

Volume: 23;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 205;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Between September 2005 and April 2006 we observed 20 nests and 42 nestlings of the tropical mockingbird, Mimus gilvus (Vieillot, 1808) in Villa de Leiva, Boyacá, Colombia. 40% of all nestlings (40% of the nests) showed some level of myiasis or subcutaneous infestation by fly larvae (Diptera: Muscidae). The larvae collected from one of the nestlings were reared and identified as Philornis vulgaris Couri 1984, constituting the first record for this species in Colombia.
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