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17 January 2024 Incidence of Botfly Infestation in the Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata)
John B. Iverson
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Infestation of Ornate Box Turtles (Terrapene ornata) by sarcophagid botflies was studied over 38 yrs in western Nebraska. At least 2% of captured individuals were infected, primarily in late spring following warm temperatures in the previous September. Botflies may be a significant cause of mortality in box turtles in some years.

John B. Iverson "Incidence of Botfly Infestation in the Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata)," Chelonian Conservation and Biology 22(2), 230-232, (17 January 2024).
Received: 16 August 2023; Accepted: 16 September 2023; Published: 17 January 2024
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