Oviposition Behavior of the Face Fly in Caged Cow Manure Pats1
Authors: HOWER JR., ARTHUR A.; CHENG, TIEN-HSI
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 61, Number 3, June 1968 , pp. 701-702(2)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Studies were conducted during the summer of 1966 to reveal orientation in the distribution of face fly, Musca autumnalis De Geer, eggs in caged cow manure under field conditions in Pennsylvania, A group of 350 gravid female face flies was caged over each manure pat for oviposition. In the first series of tests, 20 manure pats were used, each pat being divided by means of a grid into rows I am wide. The numbers of eggs in all rows of each pat were counted. Ten additional pats were employed in another series in which only the eggs deposited along the center row of each pat were counted. Findings show that under these conditions the face flies tended to deposit their eggs in the central portion of the manure pat, and that the number of eggs steadily declined toward the edge.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1968-06-01
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