Epizootiology of Haemoproteus meleagridis (Protozoa: Haemosporina) in Florida: potential vectors and prevalence in naturally infected Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae).

@article{Atkinson1988EpizootiologyOH,
  title={Epizootiology of Haemoproteus meleagridis (Protozoa: Haemosporina) in Florida: potential vectors and prevalence in naturally infected Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae).},
  author={Carter T. Atkinson},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={1988},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={
          39-44
        }
}
  • C. Atkinson
  • Published 1988
  • Biology
  • Journal of medical entomology
A 2-yr study of the epizootiology of Haemoproteus meleagridis from wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) was conducted in Florida. Twenty-nine species of potential Culicoides vectors were identified in New Jersey light trap collections at study sites in northern and southern Florida. Engorged individuals of 13 of these species were collected in turkey-baited Bennett traps; however, only Culicoides edeni Wirth & Blanton, C. hinmani Khalaf, C. arboricola Root & Hoffman, C. knowltoni Beck, and C… 
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