Wild turkey ectoparasites collected in the southeastern United States

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1969
Authors:F. E. Kellogg, Prestwood, A. K., Gerrish, R. R., Doster, G. L.
Journal:Journal of Medical Entomology
Pagination:329 - 330
Date Published:1969
Keywords:Meleagris gallopavo silvestris

Three hundred and nine eastern wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) from Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, and West Virginia were examined for ectoparasites. The majority of examinations were made in the spring and late summer of 1964, 1965, and 1966. Birds ranged in age from 5 weeks to several years. Ectoparasites found were: ACARINA: Ambylomma americanum, Rhipicephalus sanguineus, Neoschoengastia americana, Megninia sp.; MALLOPHAGA: Chelopistes meleagridis, Menacanthus stramineus, Oxylipeurus corpulentus, Oxylipeurus polytrapezius; DIPTERA: Lynchia americana, Ornithoctona erythrocephala, Olfersia sp.

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