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Larval dermestid beetles feeding on nestling snail kites, wood storks, and great blue herons

Condor

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Abstract

In recent years abdominal lesions attributable to larval dermestid beetles (Dermestes nidum) have appeared in nestling Snail (Everglade) Kites (Rostrhamus sociabilis), Wood Storks (Mycteria americana), and Great Blue Herons (Ardea herodias). Although it appears that most nestlings affected have survived, the degree of threat posed by dermestid larvae to various avian species is as yet unclear.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Larval dermestid beetles feeding on nestling snail kites, wood storks, and great blue herons
Series title:
Condor
Volume
86
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Description:
p. 170-174
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Condor
First page:
170
Last page:
174
Number of Pages:
4