oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The egg of the Highveld blowfly, Calliphora croceipalpis Jaennicke (Diptera: Calliphoridae), with a key to the eggs of five other Highveld species

Volume 54, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The egg of Calliphora croceipalpis Jaennicke is descriptionbed and illustrated using both light microscopy and scanning electron micrographs. Emphasis is placed on the extent and nature of the median strip. A key to the eggs of C. croceipalpis and five other Highveld blowfly species is presented. The species are: Lucilia sericata (Meigen), Lucilia cuprina (Wiedemann), Hemipyrellia fernandica (Macquart), Chrysomya chloropyga (Wiedemann) and Chrysomya albiceps (Wiedemann).

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