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Blanckenhorn, W U; Pemberton, A J; Bussiere, L F; Roembke, J; Floate, K D (2010). A review of the natural history and laboratory culture methods for the yellow dung fly, Scathophaga stercoraria. Journal Of Insect Science, 10(11):online.



The yellow dung fly Scathophaga stercoraria (L.) (Diptera: Scathophagidae) is a widespread and locally abundant fly associated with the dung of large mammals, especially farm animals. This species has recently become a standard test organism for evaluating toxic effects of veterinary pharmaceuticals in livestock dung. In this context, a review of its natural history and a general description of the field and laboratory rearing methods of this species are provided here to benefit the scientific community as well as government regulators and applicants of eco-toxicological studies. For guidance, means and ranges are included for all relevant standard life history traits stemming from previously published data on Swiss populations.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
DDC:570 Life sciences; biology
590 Animals (Zoology)
Uncontrolled Keywords:bioassay; eco-toxicology; faecal residues; life history; non-target effects
Date:March 2010
Deposited On:16 Jul 2010 10:00
Last Modified:20 Jul 2014 18:04
Publisher:Univ Arizona
Additional Information:Type: Review
Publisher DOI:10.1673/031.010.1101
Official URL:http://www.insectscience.org/10.11/
Other Identification Number:ISI:000275266900003
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 3
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Scopus®. Citation Count: 4

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