MALAMEBA LOCUSTAE (KING AND TAYLOR) (PROTOZOA: AMOEBIDAE) IN FIELD POPULATIONS OF ORTHOPTERA IN AUSTRALIA

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Abstract

The parasitic amoeba, Malameba locustae, was found parasitising the grasshopper, Pardillana limbata (Stål), in the arid western district of New South Wales and the cricket, Pteronemobius sp., in the temperate tablelands of northern New South Wales. These are the first records of M. locustae in field populations of Orthoptera in Australia.

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