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Endophagy of biting midges attacking cavity-nesting birds

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    0334948 - BC-A 2010 RIV GB eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Votýpka, Jan - Synek, P. - Svobodová, M.
    Endophagy of biting midges attacking cavity-nesting birds.
    Medical and Veterinary Entomology. Roč. 23, č. 3 (2009), s. 277-280 ISSN 0269-283X
    Grant CEP: GA MŠk(CZ) LC06009
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z60220518
    Klíčová slova: Culicoides pictipennis * Culicoides truncorum * endophagy * nest box * population dynamics * transmission * vectors * Moravia
    Kód oboru RIV: EG - Zoologie
    Impakt faktor: 2.092, rok: 2009

    Feeding preferences of bloodfeeding 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 Diptera are concerned, the biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) and blackflies (Diptera: Simuliidae) are generally considered to be strictly exophagous. Our study represents the first evidence that ornithophilic biting midges are endophagous. The fact that we caught no blackflies in the bird boxes supports the exophagy of blackflies.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0179555