Ectoparasite and Host Collections. Ectoparasite Identifications. Host Identifications. Future Plans. Publications.
Progress rept. no. 7, 15 Mar-30 Aug 71,
IOWA STATE UNIV AMES DEPT OF ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY
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A total of 4887 collections of ectoparasites were made in Nepal during the four year collecting period. Since much of the material remains to be studied by the various specialists associated with the project, only rough estimates of the number of taxa involved can be made at this time. A resume by group of the various ectoparasites is presented. Complete host identifications are still not available for some groups. All of the avian hosts have been determined. Identifications are also available for the large mammals. There are still many systematic problems to be dealt with among the insectivore, chiropteran and roden hosts, however, and specialists are working over these groups at present.