Volume 14, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Adult and adolescent Chandler, 1942, from subcutaneous tissues of raccoons () in Florida and Louisiana were described in detail and compared with 26 worms earlier identified as (Addario, 1885) from subcutaneous tissues of man, mainly in Florida and other Southeastern States. Other subcutaneous species from North American mammals were similarly studied. It was found that with the exception of , all of the species of found in animals in southeastern United States can be distinguished from the reported from the same area. It is concluded that apparently is the species most frequently found in the subcutaneous tissues of man in this country, although one other species (unidentified) has been reported and the discovery of still others can be anticipated.


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