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Bird Blow Flies (Protocalliphora) in North America (Diptera: Calliphoridae), with Notes on the Palearctic Species

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By: Curtis W Sabrosky, Gordon F Bennett and Terry L Whitworth

312 pages, 64 figs, 14 maps

Smithsonian Institution Press

Paperback | Dec 1989 | #7022 | ISBN: 0874748658
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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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