oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Facultative predation of house fly larvae by larvae of Ophyra capensis (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Muscidae)
|Article Title||Facultative predation of house fly larvae by larvae of Ophyra capensis (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Muscidae)|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Zoology and Entomology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown|
|Publication Date||Sep 1984|
|Pages||231 - 237|
|Keyword(s)||Facultative predators, Fauna of poultry manure accumulations, Fly larval medium, House fly larvae and Ophyra caperuis|
Ophyra caperuis (Wiedemann) is a part of the fauna of manure accumulations in poultry houses. The larvae are facultative predators; they may be raised without prey on ordinary fly larval medium. Laboratory studies indicate that O. caperuis is an effective predator of house fly larvae. O. capellsis may be suitable for house fly control by inundative release.
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