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Investigation of Nocturnal Oviposition by Necrophilous Flies in Central Texas *
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It is reported that nocturnal oviposition did not occur on freshly killed white rats or mice, on beef (fresh or aged up to 48 h), on freshly thawed pigs, nor, usually, on thawing pigs that were aged for up to48’h. Expand
Parasites of leafhoppers (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) from Kansas grasslands.
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Parasites of leafhoppers from Kansas grasslands, life histories of some dryinids, and new hosts for the strepsipteran genus Halictophagus are discussed. Expand
Live blind snakes
Eastern screech owls bring live blind snakes to their nestlings, whereas all other p rey are delivered dead. Some of the snakes are eaten but most live in nest debris, where they eat soft-bodiedExpand
Live blind snakes (Leptotyphlops dulcis) in eastern screech owl (Otus asio) nests: a novel commensalism
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This work proposes a commensalistic association in which the screech owl benefits reproductively and the live-in blind snake is not affected, and consumption of larvae may reduce larval parasitism on owl nestlings or larval competition with nestlings for food stored in the nest. Expand
Ability of the Blind Snake, Leptotyphlops dulcis, to Follow Pheromone Trails of Army Ants, Neiv amyrmex nigrescens and N. opacithorax
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Because blind snakes smell army ant trails, are known to feed on ant brood, and were heading toward army ant nests in half the field observations, pheromone trail following may be selectively advantageous for the snakes in locating a large food supply at the ant nest site. Expand
Laboratory study of predation by Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on eggs of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae).
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The red imported fire ant punctured and fed on the Asian Tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus (Skuse), eggs in the laboratory and reduced the hatching of egg populations. Expand
Photosensitization of Eretmapodites quinquevittatus Theobald (Diptera: Culicidae) eggs and larvae with Photofrin II.
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The susceptibility of Eretmapodites quinquevittatus eggs and larvae to photosensitization with Photofrin II (PII) was determined and permeability of the egg to PII diminishes as the eggs age and the serosal cuticle becomes mature. Expand
Predation by Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on Eggs, Larvae, and Pupae of Aedes albopictus Skuse (Diptera: Culicidae)
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Red imported fire ant was studied to determine if it preys on eggs, fourth-instar larvae, and pupae of the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus (Skuse), under laboratory and field conditions. Expand
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