Further Studies on the Effect of Bovine Diet on Face Fly Development1
Authors: RUPRAH, NAUNIHAL S.; TREECE, ROBERT E.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 61, Number 5, October 1968 , pp. 1147-1150(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:The face fly, Musca autumnalis De Geer, was exposed to feces from cows on 18 different diets, to determine effects upon oviposition and larval development.
Larval survival was not significantly affected by the diet source of the feces in which they were reared. Results of oviposition tests confirmed previously reported data. The face fly is more attracted to feces from diets containing alfalfa or grass than to feces from corn silage diets. How- ever, when flies were not given a choice of oviposition media, diet effects were not always significant. The magnitude of these differences was far less than those observed between the same diets when a choice was offered. The rearing of flies on unattractive feces for 2 generations did not increase the responsiveness of flies to those particular ovipositional media, nor did the addition of a small quantity of water to cow feces significantly affect oviposition.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1968-10-01
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