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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Phenology of Stable Flies at the Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ithaca, Nebraska

Authors
item Taylor, David
item Scholl, Philip

Submitted to: Livestock Insect Worker's Conference Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: May 3, 2002
Publication Date: June 23, 2002

Interpretive Summary: The following interpretive summary refers to an oral presentation given at the 2002 Annual Meeting of the Livestock Insect Worker's Conference. A series of six traps located in a variety of habitats including feedlot, dairy and open pasture were monitored during the summer of 2001. Stable flies were first collected on 20 April. The overall population was bimodal with the first peak being 6-25 June and the second smaller peak being 17 September - 23 October. The majority of the flies were nulliparous, not blood fed and unmated prior to the first population peak. Proportion of the flies of both sexes that were blood fed increased rapidly with the first population peak. Differences in physiological development, mating status and population levels relative to time and trap position will be discussed.

Technical Abstract: The following technical abstract refers to an oral presentation given at the 2002 Annual Meeting of the Livestock Insect Worker's Conference. A series of six traps located in a variety of habitats including feedlot, dairy and open pasture were monitored during the summer of 2001. Stable flies were first collected on 20 April. The overall population was bimodal with the first peak being 6-25 June and the second smaller peak being 17 September - 23 October. The majority of the flies were nulliparous, not blood fed and unmated prior to the first population peak. Proportion of the flies of both sexes that were blood fed increased rapidly with the first population peak. Differences in physiological development, mating status and population levels relative to time and trap position will be discussed.

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