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Simple Technique for Handling Adults and Collecting Eggs of Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) and Aleochara bilineata (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)

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A simple ovipositon device, containing inert, expanded, clay granules, has been developed for both the house fly, Musca domestica L., and the staphylinid beetle, Aleochara bilineata Gyllenhal. For the house fly and the Aleochara beetles, the optimum particle size of the granules is 2.0 to 2.8 mm and 1.0 to 2.0 mm, respectively. A quick method for extracting the eggs of both species from the oviposition medium, by washing, is also described.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1984

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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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