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Gonotrophic development in the rodent bot fly Cuterebra fontinella (Diptera: Oestridae)
- Scholl, P.J.
- Journal of medical entomology 1991 v.28 no.3 pp. 474-476
- Cuterebra fontinella, diapause, anatomy and morphology, oogenesis, ovaries, parasites, rodents, Lagomorpha
- The gonotrophic development of Cuterebra fontinella Clark begins after the larval-pupal molt, the point at which winter diapause often occurs in many Cuterebra spp. Adult females emerge with their eggs at stage 3 and require an additional 5 d to complete oogenesis. Other species of Cuterebra also may have similar developmental sequences and require a period of several days after eclosion to complete development of their ova.