By: Curtis W Sabrosky, Gordon F Bennett and Terry L Whitworth
312 pages, 64 figs, 14 maps
The Calliphoridae are a widespread genus of flies whose larvae are obligatory blood-sucking parasites of nestling birds. This study describes the North American representatives of the genus Protocalliphoridae, and recognizes 26 species. It gives a species by species account of distribution, life history, host relations, ecology, collecting and control, and includes an appendix of the 137 species of birds known as hosts.
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