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Occurrence of Stomoxys calcitransL. (Diptera: Muscidae) in cattle feces collected on pasture


MOJ Biology and Medicine
Carlos Henrique Marchiori

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Abstract

Given the above this article aims to report the occurrence of Stomoxys calcitrans (Linnaeus, 1758)in cattle dung. The experiment was carried out at the Federal University of Goiás farm in Goiânia, GO, Brazil. Every fortnight, ten dishes black plastic containers containing bovine feces were exposed for fifteen days in the pastures. After this period, the feces were sent to the laboratory for pupae extraction. The experiments were carried out from April 2006 to December 2007. A total of 628 dipterans pupae were obtained from bovine feces, from which 8 specimens of S. calcitransemerged from 8 pupae in bovine feces collected in pastures. The percentage of individuals collected was 1.3%.

Keywords

dipterans, fly, insect pests, animals, humans

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