Present address: National Agricultural Research Center, Tsukuba, Japan.
Seasonal prevalence of blowflies and flesh flies in Osaka City
Article first published online: 21 DEC 2006
Volume 9, Issue 4, pages 341–345, December 2006
How to Cite
TACHIBANA, S.-I. and NUMATA, H. (2006), Seasonal prevalence of blowflies and flesh flies in Osaka City. Entomological Science, 9: 341–345. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-8298.2006.00179.x
- Issue published online: 21 DEC 2006
- Article first published online: 21 DEC 2006
- Received 16 May 2006; accepted 9 August 2006.
- bait trap;
- carrion fly;
- fly fauna;
- sex ratio
Blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) and flesh flies (Sarcophagidae) were collected using a bait trap in Osaka City between April 1998 and June 1999. Seven species from four Calliphoridae genera and three species from one Sarcophagidae genus were captured. Seasonal fluctuations of captured adults for most blowflies showed a bimodal pattern, having peaks in spring and autumn, whereas all flesh flies were captured between spring and autumn. The sex ratios of captured flies were mostly biased toward females.