Some Effects of the Ambient Arthropod Complex on the Density and Potential Parasitization of Muscoid Diptera in Poultry Wastes1

Author: LEGNER, E. F.

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 64, Number 1, February 1971 , pp. 111-115(5)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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The observation in nature that pupal parasitism of certain muscoid Diptera was highest at lower viable host densities may emphasize the importance of the hosts' destruction in the developmental stages prior to parasitization. Inoculation or fumigated and unfumigated habitats with Musca domestica L. eggs demonstrated 53.4 to 99.45% mortality in the presence of predatory and scavenger arthropods. Explanations of probable causes of the negative correlation of parasitization with apparent increasing densities of the host arc advanced.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1971

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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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