Biology, Ecology and Control of 'Musca sorbens'.
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HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF ENTOMOLOGY
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Musca sorbens Wiedemann Diptera Muscidae is a dung breeding fly which occurs in the Ethiopian, Oriental, and some tropical and subtropical areas of the Palaearctic region. The fly is a potential mechanical vector of filth-borne diseases. It has been incriminated with the transmission of ophthalmia, bacillary dysentery, trypanosomiasis, and yaws. In addition, M. sorbens is equally important to man as a mechanical source of fly annoyance due to its persistance in alighting on exposed parts of the body. Emphasis was placed on gaining a thorough understanding of the biology and ecology of the fly.