- 家屋害虫 (ISSN:0912974X)
- vol.21, no.2, pp.100-104, 2000
The insect fauna from the nests of birds (domestic pigeons, Columba livia ; tree sparrow, Passer montanus ; house swallow, Hirundo ruskica) were investigated in Japan. At least 15 species of insects were recorded from the pigeons nests. Black carpet beetle, Attagenus unicolor, was the most numerous insect in the nests of both pigeons and sparrow. Among these species identified in the pigeons nests, they are four species of beetles, Dermestes haemorrhoidalis, Anthrenus verbasci, Tnnodes rufescens (Dermestidae), and Aiphitobius diapeninus (Tenebrionidae) ; three species of moths, Aglossa dimidiata, Pyralis faninalis (Pyralidae), Tinea translucens (Tineidae) ; one species of booklice, Liposcelis entomophilus (Liposcelidae) and some flies, Fannia caniculanis (Muscidae) and spp. (Calliphoridae). Many lavae of T. rufescens were found from the sparrow nest. Especially, the lavae densities of T. translucensinea in the swallow nests were high.