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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 1999 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 498-502
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.1999.498.502
 
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The Development and Growth of the House Fly Musca domestica vicina and the Blowfly Lucilia sericata

E.M. El-Kady , A.M. Kheirallah , A.N. Kayed , S.I. Dekinesh and Z.A. Ahmed

Abstract:
The development and growth of two forensically important flies namely, the house fly Musca domestica vicina Macquart and the blow fly Lucilia sericata Meigen were studied in the laboratory under different constant temperatures. Temperature caused a significant change in the duration of the developmental stages as well as the total durations of the two flies. The developmental threshold temperature varied among and between the developmental stages of both species. Again, the developmental threshold temperature was much higher for M. domestica than L. sericata. The fresh and/or dry weights of the feeding larval instars of both species increased with age at all tested temperatures. Also, the fresh and/or dry weights of the immature stages of both species increased with a heightening of temperature. The duration and growth of M. domestica and L. sericata are age makers of the immature stages of these flies and can be used easily in the accurate estimation of the postmortem interval.
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How to cite this article:

E.M. El-Kady , A.M. Kheirallah , A.N. Kayed , S.I. Dekinesh and Z.A. Ahmed , 1999. The Development and Growth of the House Fly Musca domestica vicina and the Blowfly Lucilia sericata. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 2: 498-502.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.1999.498.502

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.1999.498.502

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