Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

The face fly, …A new livestock fly is now moving toward California

Authors

John R. Anderson
John H. Poorbaugh

Authors Affiliations

John R. Anderson is Associate Professor, Department of Parasitology, University of California, Berkeley; John H. Poorbaugh is Assistant Research Parasitologist, Department of Parasitology, University of California, Berkeley.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 22(3):4-6. DOI:10.3733/ca.v022n03p4. March 1968.

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Abstract

The face fly, Musca autumnalis, now an important pest of livestock, and sometimes of man, throughout much of the United States, has spread as far west as Washington and Oregon; and its invasion of California now appears imminent. This fly differs from its close relative the house fly, Musca domestica, in that its immature stages develop only in fresh cattle droppings, rather than in manure piles, garbage, etc. Investigations of the unique insect community of which this fly is a member indicate that the face fly may soon become established throughout much of the state. This report details movement of the fly into western states, the insect's habits, and control possibilities.

Anderson J, Poorbaugh J. 1968. The face fly, …A new livestock fly is now moving toward California. Hilgardia 22(3):4-6. DOI:10.3733/ca.v022n03p4
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