The present report on lesser muscoid flies in tsunami-hit costal villages of southern India one year after disaster suggests that the post-disaster relief efforts were mainly responsible for preventing occurrence of any control outbreak of any vector borne diseases.
Abundance & distribution of muscoid flies in tsunami-hit coastal villages of southern India during post-disaster management period.
Muscoid fly populations in tsunami-devastated villages of southern India.
zealandicus is currently being evaluated for use in muscoid fly control.
If everything works out, we would seek permission to use this species to control muscoid flies.
Arthropods collected in the fall also included unidentified species of a roach and a muscoid fly and Z.
mites, muscoid flies, roaches, and nymphs and adults of Z.
Method: Muscoid fly density was monitored in devastated human settlements, temporary shelters, garbage dumping yards and open defaecation yards in seawater intrusion and indoors and outdoors of seawater non intrusion areas using scudder grill and sweep net at monthly intervals from February 2005 to January 2006.
Results: Muscoid fly density recorded in the seawater incursion area was significantly higher, compared to that observed in the seawater non incursion area with scudder grill sampling (F=57.
Evaluation of the effectiveness of parasitoid releases continues to rely on the use of either live sentinel muscoid pupae or collection of wild pupae as hosts of the parasitoids.
Manipulation of muscoid pupae to increase field longevity of sentinel hosts over live pupae has received considerable attention (McKay & Galloway 1995; Floate & Spooner 2001; Gibson & Floate 2004; Geden & Hogsette 2006).
and non-target muscoid
flies captured at sticky delta traps used to monitor codling moth (Cydia pomonella L.