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The wool maggots, although pests of importance to sheep raisers, have received practically no attention from investigators in the United States. In Europe, especially in the British Isles, the wool maggot is one of the most serious insect pests of sheep. In Scotland, in partic- ular, every shepherd is familiar with this type of injury, and the watching of the flocks for infested animals and the destruction of the maggots are a part of their routine work. The common green-bottle fly, Lucilia sericata, is responsible for the trouble in Great Britain, and also in parts of continental Europe. Only those animals which have the wool considerably soiled with blood, fseces or urine are attacked. This species of fly is abundant in the United States, and, in fact, is almost world-wide in distribution.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1915

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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