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Studies on the Effectiveness of Coroplast Sticky Traps for Sampling Stable Flies (Diptera: Muscidae), Including a Comparison to Alsynite
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Coroplast sticky traps caught more stable flies than Alsynite (trap catches of 2,384 versus 753 on 15 traps), with this increase attributed to catching more males (1,531 versus 532) and nulliparous females (817 versus 175) and parous catches were similar (36 versus 46). Expand
Effects of natal habitat odour, reinforced by adult experience, on choice of oviposition site in the mosquito Aedes aegypti
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Adult experience‐reinforced NHPI (AER‐NHPI) is discussed in terms of its adaptive significance for container breeders, the possible timing mechanism and sensory basis of induction and potential practical consequences. Expand
Historical pesticide applications coincided with an altered diet of aerially foraging insectivorous chimney swifts
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This unique archive of palaeo-environmental data reflecting past chimney swift diets revealed a steep rise in dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and metabolites, which were correlated with a decrease in Coleoptera remains and an increase in Hemiptera remains, indicating a significant change in Chimney swift prey. Expand
Studies on the effectiveness of coroplast sticky traps for sampling stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae), including a comparison to Alsynite.
TLDR
Coroplast sticky traps caught more stable flies than Alsynite (trap catches of 2384 versus 753 on 15 traps), with this increase attributed to catching more males (1531 versus 532) and nulliparous females (817 versus 175); parous catches were similar (36 versus 46); and black and blue were the least effective trapping colors. Expand
The effect of soil texture on the degradation of textiles associated with buried bodies.
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The findings of this study demonstrate that natural textile in contact with a buried decomposing body will be preserved for longer periods of time when compared to the same textile buried directly in soil and not in touch with a body. Expand
The effect of Macrocheles muscaedomesticae and M. subbadius (Acarina: Macrochelidae) phoresy on the dispersal of Stomoxys calcitrans (Diptera: Muscidae)
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The hypothesis that mite phoresy affects the dispersal of their stable fly phorionts is tested, indicating that stable flies without mites may be emigrating more than flies carrying mites. Expand
Modeling round goby Neogobius melanostomus range expansion in a Canadian river system
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A gamma transit time model was applied to predict the rate of range expansion of the round goby in the Trent-Severn Waterway and is potentially useful in predicting transit times of other invasive species expanding their range in linear space and in separating natural population expansion from additional human-assisted movement in the same system. Expand
Characterization of microsatellite loci in Phormia regina towards expanding molecular applications in forensic entomology.
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This study provides the first step in assessing the utility of microsatellite markers to track the movements and sources of corpses via blowflies. Expand
Stable fly (Stomoxys calcitrans: Diptera, Muscidae) trap response to changes in effective trap height caused by growing vegetation
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The results indicate that traps used to monitor stable fly populations should be maintained at a constant distance above surrounding vegetation rather than ground surface, otherwise trap data can be misleading. Expand
Local Infestation or Long-Distance Migration? The Seasonal Recolonization of Dairy Farms by Stomoxys calcitrans (Diptera: Muscidae) in South Central Ontario, Canada
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The timing of when stable flies first occurred at these farms supported a local source of dispersing colonists from a small proportion of local refuge farms, and implications for controlling stable flies also are discussed. Expand
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