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Recent Siphonaptera Host And Distribution Records From Northern Michigan, William Scharf Sep 2017

Recent Siphonaptera Host And Distribution Records From Northern Michigan, William Scharf

The Great Lakes Entomologist

Along with colleagues and students I collected fleas from mammals during the period 1998-2007 in five Upper Peninsula counties, and three northern Lower Peninsula counties. Also included here are a few fleas from Grand Traverse County which were mistakenly omitted from earlier publications. Identified specimens were compared to existing distribution records for both parasite and host. Only new documented distributions for the county or the state of Michigan are listed. One parasite record is new for Michigan. In addition, 15 new county host/parasite combinations are recorded from the Upper Peninsula, and 8 new county host/parasite combinations are recorded ...


Cordulegaster Erronea Hagen In Sels (Tiger Spiketail) Rediscovered In Michigan (Odonata: Cordulegastridae), Mark F. O'Brien, Darrin S. O'Brien, Julie A. Craves Sep 2017

Cordulegaster Erronea Hagen In Sels (Tiger Spiketail) Rediscovered In Michigan (Odonata: Cordulegastridae), Mark F. O'Brien, Darrin S. O'Brien, Julie A. Craves

The Great Lakes Entomologist

Cordulegaster erronea Hagen in Selys (Tiger Spiketail) has been included on the list of Michigan Odonata based on one specimen collected in 1934. In 2016, the species was found in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. It is the least abundant Cordulegaster species in Michigan, and the habitat requirements in Michigan are compared with known C. erronea habitats in Ohio and New Jersey