A new host for Philornis torquans (Diptera, Muscidae) from the Brazilian Cerrado

Authors

  • Márcia Souto Couri Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Museu Nacional, Departamento de Entomologia, Laboratório de Diptera - Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5340-395X
  • Leandro Barbosa Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Museu Nacional, Departamento de Entomologia, Laboratório de Diptera - Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
  • Miguel Ângelo Marini Universidade de Brasília (UNB), Instituto de Ciências Biológicas (IB), Departamento de Zoologia, Laboratório de Ecologia e Conservação de Aves - Brasília, DF, Brasil. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7300-7321
  • Charles Duca Universidade Vila Velha (UVV), Laboratório de Ecologia de Populações e Conservação (LEPC) - Vila Velha, ES, Brasil. http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3903-8260
  • José Roberto Pujol-Luz Universidade de Brasília (UNB), Instituto de Ciências Biológicas (IB), Departamento de Zoologia, Laboratório de Entomologia - Brasília, DF, Brasil. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8621-4856

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/1807-0205/2018.58.57

Keywords:

Larvae, Cerrado vegetation, Myiasis, New record, Parasites

Abstract

Philornis larvae and pupae were collected in nestlings of Neothraupis fasciata (Lichtenstein), the White-banded Tanager (Passeriformes, Thraupidae), in three breeding seasons, between October and November 2003‑2005 in a reserve in central Brazil. Here, we present biological data, diagnosis to the recognition of the species and a key to the segregation of species occurring in the Cerrado. The larvae were intradermic in the nestlings and the pupae were collected in the nests after the birds have abandoned them. The immatures collected were taken to the laboratory and reared under laboratory conditions, until emergence. The species identified as Philornis torquans (Nielsen), is here firstly recorded from the Brazilian Cerrado, and firstly recorded its association with N. fasciata. With this record, the number of Philornis species occurring in the Cerrado rises to three.

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Author Biographies

Márcia Souto Couri, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Museu Nacional, Departamento de Entomologia, Laboratório de Diptera - Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.

Quinta da Boa Vista, s/nº, São Cristóvão, CEP 20940-040, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.

Leandro Barbosa, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Museu Nacional, Departamento de Entomologia, Laboratório de Diptera - Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.

Quinta da Boa Vista, s/nº, São Cristóvão, CEP 20940-040, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.

Miguel Ângelo Marini, Universidade de Brasília (UNB), Instituto de Ciências Biológicas (IB), Departamento de Zoologia, Laboratório de Ecologia e Conservação de Aves - Brasília, DF, Brasil.

Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro, Asa Norte, CEP 70910-900, Brasília, DF, Brasil.

Charles Duca, Universidade Vila Velha (UVV), Laboratório de Ecologia de Populações e Conservação (LEPC) - Vila Velha, ES, Brasil.

Campus Nossa Senhora da Penha. Rua Mercúrio, s/nº, Residencial Coqueiral, CEP 29102-623, Vila Velha, ES, Brasil.

José Roberto Pujol-Luz, Universidade de Brasília (UNB), Instituto de Ciências Biológicas (IB), Departamento de Zoologia, Laboratório de Entomologia - Brasília, DF, Brasil.

Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro, Asa Norte, CEP 70910-900, Brasília, DF, Brasil.

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2018-11-23

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Couri, M. S., Barbosa, L., Marini, M. Ângelo, Duca, C., & Pujol-Luz, J. R. (2018). A new host for Philornis torquans (Diptera, Muscidae) from the Brazilian Cerrado. Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 58, e20185857. https://doi.org/10.11606/1807-0205/2018.58.57

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