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A review of the natural history and laboratory culture methods for the yellow dung fly, Scathophaga stercoraria


Blanckenhorn, Wolf 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.

Abstract

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.

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.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
590 Animals (Zoology)
Uncontrolled Keywords:bioassay; eco-toxicology; faecal residues; life history; non-target effects
Language:English
Date:March 2010
Deposited On:16 Jul 2010 10:00
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:11
Publisher:Univ Arizona
ISSN:1536-2442
Additional Information:Type: Review
Publisher DOI:10.1673/031.010.1101
Official URL:http://www.insectscience.org/10.11/
Other Identification Number:ISI:000275266900003
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-34906

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