oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The status of Wohlfahrtia euvittata Vill. (Diptera, Sarcophagidae) as a parasite of the brown locust

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



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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