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Brief Summary

    Philornis: Brief Summary
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    Philornis is a genus of around 50 species of fly (Diptera, Muscidae) from Central and South America. Their larvae are subcutaneous parasites of nestling birds. They parasitize a wide range of bird species including macaws at the Tambopata research site.

    Two species are also found in the southern United States. One species, Philornis downsi has been accidentally introduced to the Galapagos Archipelago posing a major threat to some of its endemic birds.

Comprehensive Description

    Philornis
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    Philornis is a genus of around 50 species of fly (Diptera, Muscidae) from Central and South America. Their larvae are subcutaneous parasites of nestling birds.[1] They parasitize a wide range of bird species including macaws at the Tambopata research site.[2]

    Two species are also found in the southern United States. One species, Philornis downsi has been accidentally introduced to the Galapagos Archipelago posing a major threat to some of its endemic birds.

    List of Philornis species[3]

    • Philornis aitkeni
    • Philornis albuquerquei
    • Philornis amazonensis
    • Philornis angustifrons
    • Philornis bella
    • Philornis blanchardi
    • Philornis carinata
    • Philornis cinnamomina
    • Philornis deceptiva
    • Philornis diminuta
    • Philornis downsi
    • Philornis falsifica
    • Philornis fasciventris
    • Philornis frontalis
    • Philornis fumicosta
    • Philornis gagnei
    • Philornis glaucinis
    • Philornis grandis
    • Philornis insularis
    • Philornis lopesi
    • Philornis masoni
    • Philornis mediana
    • Philornis mima
    • Philornis mimicola
    • Philornis molesta
    • Philornis nielseni
    • Philornis niger
    • Philornis obscura
    • Philornis obscurinervis
    • Philornis petersoni
    • Philornis pici
    • Philornis porteri
    • Philornis querula
    • Philornis rettenmeyeri
    • Philornis ruforscutellaris
    • Philornis sabroskyi
    • Philornis sanguinis
    • Philornis schildi
    • Philornis seguyi
    • Philornis setinervis
    • Philornis sperophila
    • Philornis steini
    • Philornis torquans
    • Philornis trinitensis
    • Philornis umanani
    • Philornis univittata
    • Philornis vespidicola
    • Philornis vulgaris
    • Philornis zeteki

    References

    1. ^ Couri, M. S.; Carvalho, C. J. B. (2003). "Systematic Relations Among Philornis Meinert, Passeromyia Rodhain & Villeneuve and Allied Genera (Diptera, Muscidae)" (PDF). Braz. J. Biol. 63 (2): 223–32. doi:10.1590/s1519-69842003000200007..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
    2. ^ Olah, G.; et al. (2013). "Philornis sp. bot fly larvae in free living scarlet macaw nestlings and a new technique for their extraction" (PDF). Veterinary Parasitology: in press. doi:10.1016/j.vetpar.2012.12.052.
    3. ^ Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2011 Annual Checklist


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