Nematode Parasites1 of the Face Fly2 and the Onion Maggot3 in France and Denmark4

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During the summer of 1968 specimens of the face fly Musca autumnalis De Geer, and the onion maggot, Hylemya antique (Meigen), were collected from Denmark and France and examined for nematode parasites. The Nematode Heterotylenchus autumnalis Nickle was found to parasitize face flies in France but at very low rates. No nematodes were obtained from face flies collected in Denmark. However, nematodes were obtained from 3 female Morellia hortorum (Fallen) and 2 female Scatophaga stercoraria (L.). The nematodes infecting Morellia were identified as belonging to the genus Heter- otylenchus. The nematodes from Scatophaga were not saved, consequently no determination was made. The nematode H. aberrans Bovien was found parasitizing the onion maggot in France and Denmark but at low rates. An unidentified nematode was retrieved from several specimens of the seed-com maggot, Hylemya piatura (Meigen), also collected from onion fields. H. aberrans was introduced into the United States from Denmark, but attempts to transfer it to native stock were unsuccessful.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1969

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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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