oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Blaesoxipha filipjevi (Rhod.) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) parasitizing hoppers of the brown locust, Locustana pardalina (Walker)

Volume 28, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Two cases of Blaesoxipha filipjevi (Rhod.) parasitizing orthopterans in South Africa are cited by Greathead (1963). During a series of insecticide trials conducted by A. Lea and D. H. Botha at Aberdeen (C. P.), in March 1964, larvae were observed emerging from fifth instar hoppers of the Brown Locust, Locustana pardalina (Walker). The control hoppers, caught from the same swarming population, were brought to Pretoria where some larvae were obtained after emerging from their host. These were reared to maturity in the laboratory at a temperature of 28� C in closed petri dishes, some containing dry and other wet sand.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error