Distribution and Trypanosome Infection Rates of Glossina Morsitans Submorsitans New St. along a Trade Cattle Route in South-Western Nigeria

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1968
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Baldry D.A.T
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Macfie (1913), when studying the distribution of Glossina in the Ilorin Province of Nigeria, expressed the opinion that G. morsitans submotsitans Newst was absent from the Western Division of that province, now the Ilorin Division of the Central-West State. Later, Nash (1948) described the species as extending southward from the River Niger diagonally from north-west to south-east, to within about 15 miles of Ilorin town, while Glover's distribution map (1961) showed it as occupying a large area (referred to as Belt 24) on the northern side of the River Niger, but with a narrow extension southwards along the Jebba-Ilorin-Oyo trade cattle route, to within about 10 miles of Ilorin. Jordan's (1965) finding of G.m. submositans on the north-eastern outskirts of Ilorin town was therefore a new southern distributional record for the species. A further extension of G.m. submorsitans along the Ilorin-Oyo cattle route is described in this paper.
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Bulletin, 59 (3), p. 537-548
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