Accession Number:

ADA025812

Title:

Biology, Ecology and Control of 'Musca sorbens'.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF ENTOMOLOGY

Report Date:

1976-05-07

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE