A Method for Determining the Survival of Adult and Immature Stages in Populations of Stomoxys Calcitrans (Diptera: Muscidae)

G. C. LaBrecque, D. E. Weidhaas


The ovipositional patterns of female stable flies, Stomoxys calcitrans L., determined in the laboratory were used to correlate the daily oviposition rate to daily adult loss rate. The daily loss rate of a field population could be obtained by determining the ovipositional pattern of a random sample of field-collected females. The relationship between the loss rates of adults and immature stages and the oviposition patterns affect the potential population growth.

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