ECTOPARASITE AND HOST COLLECTIONS. ECTOPARASITE IDENTIFICATIONS. HOST IDENTIFICATIONS. COLLECTING LOCALITIES
Progress rept. no. 5, 1 Sep 1969-1 Feb 1970
IOWA STATE UNIV AMES DEPT OF ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY
Pagination or Media Count:
This report deals with material collected or received from 1 September 1969 to the present. Identifications for all specimens are not available at this time. Host collections for the period total 522. These were made from a number of areas in Nepal as well as Darjeeling. Hosts of ectoparasites fall into three categories birds, humans, and domestic mammals and wild mammals. Accurate identifications for birds and domestic mammals are readily available, as are those for the larger game mammals. Major difficulties have been encountered in obtaining accurate determinations for the smaller mammals, especially insectivores and rodents. Tentative identifications are thus available for most of the host animals. However, particularly difficult groups are presently under study by specialists and positive assignment of names must await their decision.