Seasonal Parasitism of the Face Fly by the Nematode Heterotylenchus autumnalis in Central Missouri, 1968

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For each sample, parasitism was determined by dissecting per head. It is significant that this high rate of parasitism Parasitism of the face fly, Musca autumnalis De Geer, by the nematode Heterotylenchus autumnalis Nickle was investigated at 7 farms in central Missouri during 1968. 25 female flies collected from the surface of cow pats. Fly populations were estimated by counting the number on 10 head of cattle.

Parasitism (ranging from 4 to 84%) occurred in all of the samples except one. Mean seasonal parasitism for all farms was 40%, and face fly populations averaged only 2.9 occurred at low face fly densities.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 15, 1970

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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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