A Study of the Moisture Preference for Pupation of Several Strains of House Flies1
Authors: BENEZET, HERMAN J.; HANSENS, ELTON J.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 60, Number 3, June 1967 , pp. 777-781(5)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Six strains of house flies, Musca domestica L. (4 resistant and 2 susceptible) were studied in relation to their moisture preference for pupation through the use of 2- section and 4-section dishes containing media with various moisture. In both cases the resistant strains selected drier areas to pupate than the susceptible strains. Statistically significant differences were found in moisture preference between media with 20, 10, and 5% moisture differences and also between strains when there were moisture differences of 5 and 10%.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1967-06-01
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