Comparison of Traps and Other Methods for Surveying Density of Populations of Flies1 in Dairy Barns2,3

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Traps that emitted ultraviolet radiation and sticky fly tapes were effective in certain situations in detecting a known 2-fold difference in the density of populations of reared house flies, Musca domestica L., in but Scudder-type grills, suspended cords, and vertical while cards were not. Sticky tapes were more affected by placement and by elapsed time between collections than were the traps. Also, traps collected the most stable flies, Stomoxys calcitrans (L.), and horse flies. Accordingly, traps should be used in barns for long-term surveys, for surveys for more than I species of fly, and when ceilings are so low that sticky tapes could be torn down.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1972

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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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