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- MULLENS, B. A., et al. Show all 2 Author
- Medical and veterinary entomology 2016 v.30 no.2 pp. 185-192
- Haematobia irritans; Musca autumnalis; drying; face; feces; heat; irrigation; larvae; pastures; pies; summer; surface area; California
- ... Horn flies [Haematobia irritans (Diptera: Muscidae) (L.)] and face flies [Musca autumnalis (Diptera: Muscidae) De Geer] use the same larval resource, but their interactions are poorly studied. Dung pats (n = 350) were core sampled in the summers of 2012 and 2013 from irrigated pastures in Pomona, California, U.S.A. (34°03′N, 117°48′W) and held for face fly and horn fly emergence. Surface areas and ...
- MULLENS, B. A., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Medical and veterinary entomology 2016 v.30 no.3 pp. 293-300
- Bluetongue virus; Culicoides sonorensis; bait traps; carbon dioxide; dairies; females; larval development; livestock; males; monitoring; morbidity; mortality; ponds; ruminants; suction traps; trapping; ultraviolet radiation; wastewater; wildlife; California
- ... Culicoides sonorensis Wirth & Jones (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) is the primary North American vector of bluetongue virus (BTV), which can cause high morbidity and mortality in ruminant livestock or wildlife. Worldwide, most Culicoides surveillance relies on light (usually UV) traps typically placed near animals or larval development sites. However, the trapping method can cause sex, species and par ...