oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Studies on Stomoxys calcitrans (L.) In Uganda (Diptera)

Volume 25, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



It was realized over 100 years ago (Bishopp, 1913), that Stomoxys calcitrans (L.) was an insect of veterinary importance. Since then, however, very little work has been done on its life-history. The object of this investigation was to ascertain the number of instars and their duration, and to do this with any degree of accuracy a study of the morphological development of the cephalopharyngeal sclerites seemed to be the only reliable method.

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