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



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.


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