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Revista del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales

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CARPINTERO, Diego L; BERKUNSKY, Igor  and  ARAMBURU, Rosana M. First record of Blue-Crowned Parrot Aratinga a. acuticaudata (Aves: Psittacidae) as primary native host of Ornithocoris toledoi Pinto (Cimicidae: Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Rev. Mus. Argent. Cienc. Nat. [online]. 2011, vol.13, n.2, pp. 205-212. ISSN 1853-0400.

The primary natural host of cimicid bug Ornithocoris toledoi Pinto (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cimicidae) is presented as Blue-Crowned Parrot Aratinga a. acuticaudata (Aves: Psittacidae). Its presence in the Chaco province is also a new distributional record of this bug in Argentina. A brief discussion about the taxonomy is also given and some population parameters are compared with those of other bug species. Finally, we discuss possible infestation ways in the current state of knowledge, including other birds (Furnariidae) and bats (Chiroptera).

Keywords : Parrots; Primary host; Bugs; New locality; Infestation ways; Furnariidae; Bats.

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