Oestrid flies: eradication and extinction versus biodiversity.

  title={Oestrid flies: eradication and extinction versus biodiversity.},
  author={Douglas D Colwell and Domenico Otranto and Jamie R Stevens},
  journal={Trends in parasitology},
  volume={25 11},
Larvae of oestrid flies are obligate parasites of mammals. This article focuses on two potential drivers that could be forcing these flies into extinction: (i) the highly effective and widespread use of anti-parasitic drugs for domestic livestock; and (ii) the co-extinction of oestrids associated with non-domestic hosts that are endangered. Other oestrid species could be the victims of benign neglect in that they are so poorly studied that their disappearance might go unnoticed. In addition, we… CONTINUE READING

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