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de·cap·i·tate

(dē-kap'i-tāt),
1. To cut off the head; specifically, to remove the head of a fetus to facilitate deivery in cases of irremediable dystocia, obsolete procedure; to cut off the head of an animal in preparation for certain physiologic experiments.
2. Relating to an experimental animal with the head removed.
[L. de-, away, + caput, head]
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Dispersal of the fire ant decapitating fly, Pseudacteon curvatus (Diptera: Phoridae) in northeast Mississippi.
Re-confirming host specificity of the fire ant decapitating fly Pseudacteon curvatus (Diptera: Phoridae) after field release in Florida.
Host specificity of a new biotype of the fire ant decapitating fly Pseudacteon curvatus (Diptera: Phoridae) from Northern Argentina.
A second decapitating fly Pseudacteon curvatus Borgmeier was released in Florida at 7 sites between 2000 and 2001 (Graham et al.
However, the decapitating flies work as a species complex in South America, with each fly species taking advantage of a portion of the niche available for fire ant parasitoids (e.
Rebecca Blair, and Ms Damali Kelly for good eyes, great attitude, and efforts in locating fire ant mounds and decapitating flies in the field.
In the fall of 2005 and the spring of 2006, the fire ant decapitating fly Pseudacteon tricuspis (Diptera: Phoridae) was observed 145-275 km out from the original release sites in northern Florida, occupying an area of about 86,500 [km.
Host specificity and risk assessment of releasing the decapitating fly Pseudacteon curvatus as a classical biocontrol agent for imported fire ants.
litoralis is consistently one of the most abundant decapitating flies across most of its range in South America both numerically and spatially (Calcaterra et al.
litoralis is one of the most abundant species of fire ant decapitating flies throughout most of its range in South America (Calcaterra et al.
Distribution and abundance of fire ant decapitating flies (Diptera: Phoridae: Pseudacteon) in three regions of southern South America.
Fire ant decapitating fly cooperative release programs (1994-2008): Two Pseudacteon species, P.