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Journal of Entomology
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 291-298
DOI: 10.3923/je.2014.291.298
Mass Rearing and Life Table Attributes of Two Cyclorrhaphan Flies, Lucilia sericata Meigen (Diptera: Calliphoridae) and Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae) under Laboratory Conditions
Vahid Saleh, Aboozar Soltani, Tahere Dabaghmanesh, Hamzeh Alipour, Kourosh Azizi and Mohammad Djaefar Moemenbellah-Fard

Abstract:
Life cycles of insects play a fundamental role in their subsequent activities. This study was designed to establish a colony of two medically important flies in the laboratory to construct their life tables and to compare baseline parameters of their survival. Adult blowflies, Lucilia sericata were collected from different slaughterhouses and meat processing plants. Adult house-flies Musca domestica were collected from different poultry farms and dairy plants. Both species were kept in rearing cages at 28±2°C average temperature, 50±5% relative humidity and 12 h photoperiodicity. Baseline parameters of their life cycles were recorded and life tables were developed for both species. Total survival rate were measured as 73.76±2.47 and 72.83±1.98% for L. sericata and M. domestica, respectively. Net reproduction rates for L. sericata and M. domestica were obtained as 3.398 and 2.206, respectively. The survival curve of both species was classified as type IV. The results confirmed the efficiency of applied diets for optimum development of both species. Based on these results, it could be concluded that both populations may be reared simultaneously to reduce extra labour and costs.
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How to cite this article:

Vahid Saleh, Aboozar Soltani, Tahere Dabaghmanesh, Hamzeh Alipour, Kourosh Azizi and Mohammad Djaefar Moemenbellah-Fard, 2014. Mass Rearing and Life Table Attributes of Two Cyclorrhaphan Flies, Lucilia sericata Meigen (Diptera: Calliphoridae) and Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae) under Laboratory Conditions. Journal of Entomology, 11: 291-298.

DOI: 10.3923/je.2014.291.298

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=je.2014.291.298

 
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