A Comparison of the Amounts of Metepa Required to Sterilize the Screw-Worm Fly and the Stable Fly1
Authors: CHAMBERLAIN, W. F.; BARRETT, C. C.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 57, Number 2, April 1964 , pp. 267-269(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Tests were conducted to determine the differences in t11e amounts of mete)}a required to produce the same effect on fertility of the screw-worm fly, Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel), and the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans (L.). With topical treatments, the male screw-worm fly required 5.5 times as much metepa per gram of body weight as the male stable fly, and the female screw-worm fly required 18 times as much as the female stable fly. The values for feeding treatments of the screw-worm fly and stable fly were 3.9 and 6.2 times, respectively, for male and female.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1964
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