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Note on the occurrence of larval filariae in a mite parasitic on bats

Yunker, C.E. and Chitwood, M.B.

1972 - Volume: 14 Issue: 4 pages: 530-532


Acari Filariae Macronyssoides kochi nematode diseases


Two larval nematodes, possibly 2nd or 3rd-stage larvae of Litomosa sp., were found in a gravid female Macronyssoides kochi collected in 1965 from a female Artibeus jamaicensis in Venezuela. Because most filariids are host-specific for their vectors and as the larvae had undergone development in the mite, it is suggested that M. kochi is a vector for some filariids of bats.

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