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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: HIGHER DIPTERA PESTS OF LIVESTOCK, POULTRY, AND HUMAN HEALTH: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT AND ADULT BIOLOGY

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research Unit

Title: New records and ecological remarks regarding the tribe Stomoxyini (Diptera: Muscidae) from Israel.

Authors
item Muller, Gunther -
item HOGSETTE, JEROME
item Kravchenko, Vasiliy -
item Revay, Edita -
item Schlein, Yosef -

Submitted to: Journal of Vector Ecology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: September 1, 2011
Publication Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: Muller, G.C., Hogsette, Jr, J.A., Kravchenko, V.D., Revay, E.E., Schlein, Y. 2011. New records and ecological remarks regarding the tribe Stomoxyini (Diptera: Muscidae) from Israel. Journal of Vector Ecology. 36:468-470.

Interpretive Summary: The Stomoxyini flies are a tribe with 10 genera and 49 known species worldwide. Adult flies are obligate blood feeders and several, e.g. horn flies and stable flies, are major pests of domestic livestock. USDA, Agricultural Research Service scientists in Gainesville, FL and Israeli scientists worked cooperatively to survey the Israeli species of Stomoxyini and comment on their biology and ecology. To better control these flies, more information was needed about fly species and their biology. Six species were collected where 2 were previously known. These new species records may indicate an increase in range, or a change in fly dispersal patterns.

Technical Abstract: The Stomoxyini (Muscidae) are a tribe with 10 genera and 49 known species worldwide. Adult flies are obligate blood feeders and several are major pests of domestic livestock. Therefore, USDA-CMAVE scientists and Israeli scientists worked cooperatively to survey the Israeli species of Stomoxyini and comment on their biology and ecology. Six species were collected where previously 2 species were known. It is not clear if these new species records indicate an increase in range, if these species were overlooked in the past, or if these species, especially S. sitiens, disperse through the Rift valley and along the coast from Egypt to Israel.

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