oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The status of Wohlfahrtia euvittata Vill. (Diptera, Sarcophagidae) as a parasite of the brown locust
|Article Title||The status of Wohlfahrtia euvittata Vill. (Diptera, Sarcophagidae) as a parasite of the brown locust|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Author||H.A.D. Van Schalkwijk|
|Publication Date||Jan 1977|
|Pages||18 - 35|
|Keyword(s)||Diptera, Sarcophagidae, Status and Wohlfahrtia euvittata Vill.|
At times when bands of hoppers of the phase gregaria of the brown locust are prevalent in the Karroo, locust officers and farmers frequently find hoppers ,dying as a result of the attack of fly maggots. The presence of the maggots in the hoppers naturally attracts a good deal of attention, and the Department of Agriculture is often asked whether these natural enemies could not be enlisted in the fight against the locust.
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