oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Laboratory assessment of predation on immature stages of Haematobia thirouxi potans (8ezzi) (Diptera: Muscidae) by some beetles from the southern African dung fauna

Volume 50, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Predation on the immature stages of the dung-breeding buffalo fly Haematobia thirouxi potans (Bezzi) by members of species from the families Staphylinidae, Histeridae and Hydrophilidae (Coleoptera) from the southern African dung fauna was examined in the laboratory. Field-collected adult beetles were tested individually in small chambers containing dung that had been infested with fly eggs.

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