Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-34906
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|
|Deposited On:||16 Jul 2010 12:00|
|Last Modified:||09 Jul 2012 06:24|
|Additional Information:||Type: Review|
|Other Identification Number:||ISI:000275266900003|
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