Winter Inoculative Releases of Parasitoids to Reduce Houseflies in Poultry Manure

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Inoculative releases of 3 parasitoids, Tachinaephagus zealandicus Ashmead, Sphalangia endius Walker, and Muscidifurax raptor Girault and Sanders, during December–April, 1969–70, in an enclosed poultry house in the interior area of southern California near Riverside produced maximum parasitization rates of 46% on Musca domestica L., but only 16% on Fannia femoralis (Stein) and F. canicularis (L.), in the absence of native predators. T. zealandicus was the most active species recovered during the coldest months, the other 2 species excelled in March and April when temperatures averaged ca. 2°C higher.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1975

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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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