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Nuisance flies on Australian cattle feedlots: immature populations

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Hogsette, J. A., Urech, R., Green, P. E., Skerman, A. G., Elson-Harris, M.M., Bright, R. L. and Brown, G. W. (2012) Nuisance flies on Australian cattle feedlots: immature populations. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 26 (1). pp. 46-55. ISSN 0269-283X

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Article Link(s): https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2915.2011.00981.x

Publisher URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-2915.2011.00981.x

Abstract

Species composition, seasonality and distribution of immature fly populations on a southern Queensland feedlot during 2001–2003 were determined. Similar data were collected on feedlots in central New South Wales and central Queensland. The fly species recovered in the highest numbers were Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae), Stomoxys calcitrans L. (Diptera: Muscidae) and Physiphora clausa Macquart (Diptera: Ulidiidae). Houseflies were the dominant species at all feedlots. Houseflies preferred the warmer months from October to June, but stable flies preferred the cooler months and peaked in spring (September–November) and autumn (March–May). Larval abundance ratings recorded in the feedlot and numbers of larvae extracted in the laboratory from corresponding samples followed similar trends. Larvae of M. domestica were most abundant in the hospital and induction area and least abundant in horse stables and yards. Pupae of M. domestica were abundant in the hospital and induction area and drains, but least abundant in horse stables and yards. Larvae of S. calcitrans were most abundant in drains and least abundant in horse stables and yards. Pupae of S. calcitrans were most numerous in drains and least numerous in old cattle pens. Feedlot design and management had little effect on fly reduction.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Animal Science
Additional Information:Open access
Subjects:Science > Entomology
Animal culture > Cattle
Animal culture > Rangelands. Range management. Grazing
Animal culture > Housing and environmental control
Veterinary medicine > Diseases of special classes of animals > Cattle
Deposited On:10 Nov 2020 01:42
Last Modified:10 Nov 2020 01:42

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