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Dispersal Patterns and Populations of the House Fly1 Affected by Sanitation and Weather in Rural Maryland2

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Daily ) removal of fly-attractive materials from a dairy complex reduced the population of Musca domestica L. to ½ that found at a farm with poorly cleaned barns. Marked house flies tended to disperse upwind when a steady 2-7 mph wind blew from only 1 quarter, but dispersed randomly when the winds were variable. About 3 times as many males as females were recovered, but no differences were apparent in the rates or directions of dispersal of 1-, 2-, or 3-day-old house flies or of the 2 sexes. Rate of dispersal increased when temperatures were above 53 and when suitable breeding materials were scarce at the emergence sites.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1967

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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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