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1 September 2011 Infestation of a Naturally Incubated Nest of the Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) by the Phorid Fly Megaselia scalaris
Samuel R. Holcomb, John L. Carr
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Abstract

Larvae of the phorid fly Megaselia scalaris were in eggs in a naturally incubated nest of an alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii). It appears that these larvae contributed to failure of this nest. Infestation by phorid larvae has been reported previously for eggs and nests of multiple species of turtles, but has not been reported from M. temminckii.

Samuel R. Holcomb and John L. Carr "Infestation of a Naturally Incubated Nest of the Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) by the Phorid Fly Megaselia scalaris," The Southwestern Naturalist 56(3), 427-429, (1 September 2011). https://doi.org/10.1894/N07-PAS-25.1
Received: 7 July 2009; Accepted: 1 June 2011; Published: 1 September 2011
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