Autoseparation Method for Harvesting House Fly (Diptera: Muscidae) Pupae of Known Age
Author: HOGSETTE, JEROME A.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 85, Number 6, December 1992 , pp. 2295-2297(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Postfeeding larvae of Musca domestica (L.) were allowed to crawl from the larval rearing medium into sand-filled collection containers to pupate. By separating postfeeding larvae and pupae from the sand at predetermined intervals, the approximate time of pupation and the pupa] age could be determined. More postfeeding larvae were collected in fine, wet sand than in coarse, dryer sand. Whether or not the sand was tightly packed into collection containers was unimportant, and fly mortality was not increased by the sand-collection method. Uses for the system and implications of the results are discussed.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 1992
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