POTENTIAL VECTORS AND RESERVOIRS OF DISEASE IN NEW GUINEA AND SOUTH ASIA.
Annual progress rept., 1 Apr 63-31 Mar 64,
BERNICE P BISHOP MUSEUM HONOLULU HAWAII
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The main objective of this research was to collect arthropods, particularly those of potential medical importance. Fieldmen concentrated their efforts in the collection and documentation of data of ectoparasites from vertebrate hosts. Approximately 710,050 specimens were collected, including about 175,050 ectoparasites taken from 12,513 vertebrates, partly in conjunction with other projects. Specimens are being processed in Honolulu, Malaya, Japan and Taiwan for distribution to collaborating specialists for their study. Results are in preparation, in press or have been published in Pacific Insects journals and monographs and other established publications. Author