Endophagy of biting midges attacking cavity-nesting birds.


Feeding behaviour, host preferences and the spectrum of available hosts determine the role of vectors in pathogen transmission. Feeding preferences of blood-feeding Diptera depend on, among others factors, the willingness of flies to attack their hosts either in the open (exophagy) or in enclosed places (endophagy). As far as ornithophilic blood-feeding… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2915.2009.00800.x


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@article{Votpka2009EndophagyOB, title={Endophagy of biting midges attacking cavity-nesting birds.}, author={Jan Vot{\'y}pka and Petr Synek and Milena Svobodov{\'a}}, journal={Medical and veterinary entomology}, year={2009}, volume={23 3}, pages={277-80} }