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We report field surveys for the exotic fly Musca vitTipennis Meigen, a Palearctic-Ethiopian species, that were conducted ubsequent to the detection of two male specimens at McGuire Air Force Base (AFB), N.J. We also present a log-linear model that was used to compute an upper confidence limit for relative abundance of domestic to exotic flies, thus establishing a likelihood for detecting an exotic species in the presence of ecologically similar domestic species. No M. vitripennis were observed, despite capture of numerous domestic Musca at McGuire AFB and at each of 10 adjacent livestock operations. These results suggest that the exotic species was neither present nor overlooked.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 1985
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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.