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.
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