DISPERSAL OF POST-FEEDING LARVAE OF LUCILIA CUPRINA (WIEDEMANN) (DIPTERA: CALLIPHORIDAE)
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
Australian Journal of Entomology
Volume 21, Issue 4, pages 289–291, November 1982
How to Cite
Vogt, W. G. and Woodburn, T. L. (1982), DISPERSAL OF POST-FEEDING LARVAE OF LUCILIA CUPRINA (WIEDEMANN) (DIPTERA: CALLIPHORIDAE). Australian Journal of Entomology, 21: 289–291. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-6055.1982.tb01816.x
- Issue published online: 31 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
- Manuscript received 12 June 1981. Revised 9 September 1981.
Both carrion and live sheep were used as hosts for Lucilia cuprina and the post-feeding larvae permitted to disperse freely. The majority of the larvae entered the soil in the immediate vicinity of the host; median dispersal distances ranged from 0.8 m to 1.6 m. The type of host that the larvae fed upon appeared to have no bearing on subsequent dispersal of the post-feeding larvae.