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Foraging niches of three Diomedea albatrosses
Three species of biennial breeding southern hemisphere albatrosses — Diomedea san- fordi from the Chatham Islands, D. antipodensis from Antipodes Island and D. exulans from South Georgia — were
The role of bacterial odours in oviposition by Lucilia cuprina (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Calliphoridae), the Australian sheep blowfly
Extracts from cultures of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bacillus subtilis, Proteus mirabilis and Enterobacter cloacae in samples of fleeces from sheep were incorporated into nutrient agar and exposed to
The blowfly strike problem of sheep in New South Wales.
A field survey was undertaken between 1972-76 to reappraise the nature of the blowfly problem in New South Wales, finding that tail strike associated with scouring had become an important component where pastures have been improved.
Potential vectors of bluetongue in Australia.
  • M. D. Murray
  • Biology, Medicine
    Australian veterinary journal
  • 1 April 1975
Bluetongue is a disease of sheep, goats and cattle, and there is increasing evidence of other ungulates being infected with the virus, and the intensive studies on the insects which bite cattle are as vital to the authors' preparedness for the future as are studies onThe insects which Bite sheep.
Local dispersal of the biting-midge Culicoides brevitarsis Kieffer (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in South-Eastern Australia
Covering up to 20 by 20 m of the ground beneath 40°-traps with opaque plastic or setting these traps in ploughed paddocks, 40 m from any ground herbage, gave collections of females similar in numbers and population structure to nearby collections over grass.
Arthropods--the pelage of mammals as an environment.
  • M. D. Murray
  • Biology
    International journal for parasitology
  • 1 February 1987
Louse infestations of the Australian sea lion Neophoca cinerea.
Sea lions (Neophoca cinerea) at several South Australian islands were infested with the anopluran louse Antarctophthirus microchir.