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Behavioral Fever Response of Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) to Infection by Entomophthora muscae (Zygomycetes: Entomophthorales)
In no-choice experiments, high temperatures early in the incubation period of two isolates of E. muscae increased the survival time of diseased house flies and exhibited a behavioral fever and were able to use heat therapy to eliminate pathogenic effects of the E.muscae. Expand
Release of a Gregarious Muscidifurax Species (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) for the Control of Filth Flies Associated with Confined Beef Cattle
Abstract A recently colonized gregarious species of Muscidifurax near raptorellus (Kogan and Legner) from eastern Nebraska was evaluated in the field for its potential as a biological control agentExpand
Characterization and seasonal distribution of breeding sites of stable flies and house flies (Diptera: Muscidae) on eastern Nebraska feedlots and dairies.
Sixteen different classes of breeding sites for the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans (L.), and the house fly, Musca domestica L., were identified through weekly searches, from late May to earlyExpand
Factor affecting sex ratios of a mermithid parasite of mosquitoes.
Host diet and species of the host mosquito influenced the sex ratio, but the size of a specific host at the time of invasion did not, and the importance of these factors in the mass rearing of R. nielseni is discussed. Expand
The Origin of GregariousMuscidifurax(Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) in North America: An Analysis Using Molecular Markers
Recent collections in the central United States in garious oviposition in central North America resulted in the appearance of gregarious populations of Muscidifurax in within existing populations of M. raptor or M. zarap- North America. Expand
Penetration and development of the mermithid nematode Reesimermis nielseni in eighteen species of mosquitoes.
The susceptibility of 18 species of mosquitoes to the infective stage of the mermithid nematode Reesimermis nielseni was compared to that of Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus, with three Anopheles species and Culiseta inornata the most susceptible. Expand
Some factors affecting parasitism by mermithid nematodes in southern house mosquito larvae.
Various factors affecting the use of a nematode Romanomermis sp., as a biological control agent of mosquitoes were studied. Almost 100% parasitism was obtained when the numbers of parasites in theExpand
Release of Romanomermis culicivorax for the control of Anopheles albimanus in El Salvador II. Application of the nematode.
The mosquito breeding area of Lake Apastepeque, El Salvador, was treated 11 times over a 7-week period with Romanomermis culicivorax to control Anopheles albimanus and An. p. pseudopunctipennis.Expand
Host Preference and Seasonal Distribution of Pteromalid Parasites (Hymenoptera: pteromalidae) of Stable Flies and House Flies (Diptera: Muscidae) Associated with Confined Livestock in Eastern Nebraska
Parasite activity was initially observed during the first week in June and increased to a mean of 20.9% during October, and the species of parasites attacking fly pupae were influenced by the habitat in which the hosts were found. Expand