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1 July 1997 Mortality of Captive British Wartbiter Crickets: Implications for Reintroduction Programs
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A fungal infection was identified as the cause of a high mortality rate of captive wartbiter cricket (Decticus verrucivorus) nymphs at the London Zoo (United Kingdom) in 1994. This species is threatened with extinction in the United Kingdom and the animals concerned were part of a captive breeding and reintroduction program. Following these findings, reintroductions were postponed and release sites were used only where there were no extant wartbiter crickets.

Cunningham, Frank, Croft, Clarke, and Pearce-Kelly: Mortality of Captive British Wartbiter Crickets: Implications for Reintroduction Programs
Andrew A. Cunningham, J. Mick Frank, Pat Croft, Dave Clarke, and Paul Pearce-Kelly "Mortality of Captive British Wartbiter Crickets: Implications for Reintroduction Programs," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 33(3), (1 July 1997). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-33.3.673
Received: 2 February 1996; Published: 1 July 1997
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