Oviposition and Hatchability of Eggs of the Face Fly1,2
Authors: LODHA, K.R.; TREECE, R. E.; KOUTZ, F. R.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 63, Number 2, April 1970 , pp. 446-449(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:The etfect of the presence of citrated bovine blood in the adult diet on the rate of oviposition and the hatchability of eggs was studied in Musca autumnalis De Geer.
Deletion of blood from the face fly diet produced no effect on sexual maturation and rate of oviposition, and the mating behavior of the flies was apparently not affected through 5 generations. However, the hatchability of eggs was significantly reduced.
Age effects of the female face fly were identical both on the rate of oviposition and hatchability of eggs. As the fly age increased, there was a significant reduction in the rate of oviposition and hatchahility of eggs.
One mating was sufficient to sustain normal egg production through at least 3 gonadotrophic cydes. Repeated matings did not provide an additional stimulus for oviposition.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1970
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