Artrópodos presentes en nidos de cotorra Myiopsitta monachus monachus (Aves: Psittacidae)

Rosana Aramburú, Sebastián Calvo, Diego Carpintero, Armando Cicchino


Arthropods in Monk Parakeet nests (Aves: Psittacidae). The objective of this work is to
communicate a list of artropodofauna which is in Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus monachus) nests
at several localities in Buenos Aires province. One nest and 43 beds of fresh green material that the
Monk Parakeets deposited in the breeding chamber were collected. Arthropods were extracted, identified
under binocular microscope, and characterized by their diets. Species were found whitin class Arachnida
(Acarina, Pseudoescorpionida and Araneae), mainly predators and hematophagous. Within class Insecta,
were found blood-sucking species, predators, detritivores, phytophagous, nectarivorous, and xilophagous,
among others. The orders most represented were Diptera (8 families) and Coleoptera (12 families). The
rest of the species belonged to the orders Collembola, Psocoptera, Hymenoptera, Phthiraptera, Hemiptera
and Lepidoptera.

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