Phoretic association betweenMacrocheles muscaedomesticae (Acari: Macrochelidae) and flies inhabiting poultry manure in Peninsular Malaysia

  title={Phoretic association betweenMacrocheles muscaedomesticae (Acari: Macrochelidae) and flies inhabiting poultry manure in Peninsular Malaysia},
  author={T. M. Ho},
  journal={Experimental \& Applied Acarology},
  • T. Ho
  • Published 1 November 1990
  • Biology
  • Experimental & Applied Acarology
The phoretic association betweenMacrocheles muscaedomesticae and flies that inhabited poultry manure in a poultry farm in Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia was studied. The effects of temperature, relative humidity and fly abundance on phoretic rates also were in vestigated.The most abundant fly species found wasMusca domestica; Musca sorbens, Chrysomyia megacephala andOphyra chalcogaster were present in relatively large numbers.Representatives of ten families of mites were found on collectedMu… 

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