Sex ratio, emergence and infection rates of Heterotylenchus-exposed Musca autumnalis (Diptera: Muscidae).

@article{Chirico1990SexRE,
  title={Sex ratio, emergence and infection rates of Heterotylenchus-exposed Musca autumnalis (Diptera: Muscidae).},
  author={Jan Chirico},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={1990},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={124-7}
}
  • Jan Chirico
  • Published 1990 in The Journal of parasitology
Experimental infections were produced with the host-specific nematode Heterotylenchus autumnalis, which sterilizes its host, the face fly (Musca autumnalis). The high infection rate achieved (means = 82.5%) was similar for male and female flies. The pupal emergence rate was significantly lower for fly larvae exposed to the nematodes than for unexposed… CONTINUE READING