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Published in Journal of Parasitology, Vol. 41, No. 3 (Jun. 1955), p. 327


The life cycle of Fibricola cratera (Barker and Noll, 1915) Dubois, 1932 was reported in 1940 (Cuckler, A. C., Journal of Parasitology 26 (6-Suppl.): 32-33). The writer repeated the life cycle at the University of Iowa in 1948-49 and wishes to add a few observations. Apparently the life cycle of Fibricola texensis Chandler, 1942 (Chandler, A. C., Transactions of the American Microscopical Society 61: 156-167, 1942) is very nearly identical to that of F. cratera. The genus has been reviewed by C. P. Read (Transactions of the American Microscopical Society 67: 165-168, 1948).