Contributions from the Laboratory of Entomology Volume 2, Nos. 41-70

Contributions from the Laboratory of Entomology Volume 2, Nos. 41-70

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...appear in most cases to be after food only, as only a few specimens of this species were reared from such material during the season when he was at work." Howard then goes on to say that Professor Hine found that the fly which commonly bred in fermenting vegetable refuse from the kitchen was not the typhoid fly, but Muscina stabulans, 1 Contributions from the Entomological Laboratory of the Bussey Institution, Harvard University, No. 58. -Howard, L. O. The House Fly--Disease Carrier. F. A. Stokes Co., New York (1911) p. 9. the so-called stable fly. To quote further, "Musca domestica was also reared, as was also another species known as Phormia regina, but it seems from these observations, although they were limited to a single locality in Central Ohio, that the recently acquired opinion to the effect that the typhoid fly breeds abundantly in vegetable refuse when it has reached the proper fermenting stage is due many times to the mistake of considering the stable fly and its larvae as those of M. domestica." As will be seen by reference to the table given below, but a single occurrence of Muscina stabulans was recorded in the present experiments. Newstead carefully investigated the breeding places of these flies in the city of Liverpool and his results, as given by Howard, tend to confirm those of the present writer. He found that the housefly bred in ash pits containing vegetable refuse in the proper state of fermentation, often to the same extent as in stable manure. Professor R. W. Doane1 states that, "Decaying vegetables or fruit, fermenting kitchen refuse and other materials sometimes also serve as breeding places." Smith2, in his observations on the breeding of flies in human excrement in India, has discovered...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236585981