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15 June 2020 First Report of Nasal Bot Fly (Cephenemyia jellisoni) in White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Inhabiting Tropical Dry Forests in Central Mexico
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This is the first report of nasopharyngeal myiasis by the larvae of Cephenemyia jellisoni infecting white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from tropical dry forests in central Mexico. This study was conducted on hunted male deer within 2 wildlife management units located in the states of Puebla and Oaxaca. Bot fly larvae prevalence in both populations was 50% (95% CI: 21–78%, n = 12) with a median intensity of 4 (95% CI: 3–7). We recommend the implementation of a surveillance program at management units and the monitoring of female deer to determine differential gender effects.

Salvador Romero-Castañón, Mariana E. Robles González, Salvador Mandujano, César Sandoval Ruíz, Oscar Villarreal Espino Barros, Diego Santiago-Alarcón, and Arcángel Molina-Martínez "First Report of Nasal Bot Fly (Cephenemyia jellisoni) in White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Inhabiting Tropical Dry Forests in Central Mexico," Comparative Parasitology 87(1), 106-108, (15 June 2020). https://doi.org/10.1654/1525-2647-87.1.106
Published: 15 June 2020
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