A record of the gizzard-worm Acuaria subula (Dujardin, 1845) (Nematoda : Acuariidae) with observations on its life-history

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1967
Authors:Baron, PJ
Journal:Journal of Natural History
Volume:1
Issue:4
Date Published:1967
ISBN Number:0022-2933
Keywords:Passer, Passer domesticus, Passeridae
Abstract:Summary Acuaria subula is recorded for the first time from Passer domesticus domesticus in the British Isles. A list of the definitive hosts is given. Third-stage larvae of A. subula were recovered from the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria after experimentally feeding these insects with eggs of the nematode. Measurements of the third stage are given. An unsuccessful attempt was made to discover the natural intermediate host of A. subula, and the author speculates on the possible nature of the life-history of this worm.Summary Acuaria subula is recorded for the first time from Passer domesticus domesticus in the British Isles. A list of the definitive hosts is given. Third-stage larvae of A. subula were recovered from the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria after experimentally feeding these insects with eggs of the nematode. Measurements of the third stage are given. An unsuccessful attempt was made to discover the natural intermediate host of A. subula, and the author speculates on the possible nature of the life-history of this worm.
URL:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00222936700770441
Short Title:Journal of Natural History
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