Development of Hydrotaea aenescens and Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) in Poultry and Pig Manures of Different Moisture Content

Robert Farkas, Jerome A. Hogsette, László Börzsönyi

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Abstract

Hydrotaea aenescens (Wiedemann) and Musca domestica L. were reared separately and successfully in poultry and pig manure with moisture levels of 50-80%. H. aenescens produced more pupae in poultry manure, but heavier pupae in pig manure. The reverse was true for M. domestica. Both flies were unable to complete their development at higher and lower moisture levels, however both species were from laboratory strains that have been selected for development at optimum moisture levels. Implications for biological control are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)695-699
Number of pages5
JournalEnvironmental Entomology
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1998

Keywords

  • Biological control
  • Facultative predator
  • Hydrotaea aenescens
  • Larvae
  • Musca domestica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Insect Science

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