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Stable fly adults were collected from 16 locations within the state of Florida and from locations in six other states in an attempt to determine the source of stable fly populations along Florida beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Electrophoretic analyses were made of a minimum of 10 enzymes in each of 37 separate populations. Extremely low heterozygosity(More)
A microcomputer-based video system for tracking, recording, and analyzing the movement of animals in two dimensions on variegated background in real-time has been developed and validated, both mechanically and with moving animals. Hardware and software (donationware) costs are low. Specimens visualized as small as 3 pixels long may be tracked in an arena(More)
The quantity of eggs and feces deposited by replicate populations of cat fleas, Ctenocephalides felis (Bouché), from domestic house cats. Felis catus, were recorded at 1-h intervals over a 24-h period, in a photoperiod of 12:12 (L:D) (photophase, 0600-1800 hours [EST]). Egg production averaged 23.96 +/- 0.83 eggs per female per day and was greatest from(More)
Chemically mediated host location in the eulophid parasitoidAprostocetus hagenowii (Ratzeburg) was investigated. In Y-tube bioassays 77.6% of female parasitoids responded to aPeriplaneta americana (L.) ootheca; parasitoids did not respond to air with no volatile stimuli. Frass from adult cockroaches was as attractive as an ootheca. Bioassay of one ootheca(More)
Fifty-three patients operated for esophageal atresia and/or tracheoesophageal fistula at the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles returned for long-term nutritional assessment. The ages ranged from 11 months to 31 years of age with a mean age of 9 years 11 months. Nineteen percent of the patients were below the third percentile in height for their age, thus(More)
Pyriproxyfen (Nylar), a juvenile hormone analog (JHA), and acephate were used in a German cockroach, Blattella germanica (L.), management program. Monthly applications of acephate for 6 mo reduced nightly trap catches from 24.68-25.25 to 4.46-5.31 at 2 mo, and trap catches averaged 1.49-8.04 from 2-6 mo. After acephate applications were discontinued, trap(More)
Adult cat fleas, Ctenocephalides felis felis (Bouché), from two laboratory colonies (one originating in California and one from Florida) were exposed to residues of eight pyrethroids to compare their susceptibilities. The Florida strain was more tolerant than the California strain, with 6.8-, 5.2-, and 4.8-fold tolerance to cyfluthrin, cypermethrin, and(More)