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The Olfactory Responses of Flies in a New Type of Insect Olfactometer II. Responses of the Housefly to Ammonia, Carbon Dioxide and Ethyl Alcohol

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It is an interesting circumstance that although there is world wide interest in the housefly, Musca domestica L., and although a wealth of observation and experiment exists proving that response to volatile substances plays an important part in the fly's feeding and oviposition habits, almost no quantitative data on its chemotropic reactions have been published. Most of the experiments have consisted in counting the number of flies attracted to traps baited with various substances often in process of fermentation or putrefaction (Morrill 1914; Richardson 1916, 1917; Crumb & Lyon 1917, 1921; Laake et al. 1931).

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1939

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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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