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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: A review of the natural history and laboratory culture methods for the yellow dung fly, Scathophaga stercoraria
Authors: Blanckenhorn, Wolf U
Pemberton, Andrew J
Bussiere, Luc
Rombke, Jorg
Floate, Kevin D
Contact Email: luc.bussiere@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: bioassay
eco-toxicology
faecal residues
life history
non-target effects
Issue Date: 2-Mar-2010
Publisher: Journal of Insect Science
Citation: Blanckenhorn WU, Pemberton AJ, Bussiere L, Rombke J & Floate KD (2010) A review of the natural history and laboratory culture methods for the yellow dung fly, Scathophaga stercoraria, Journal of Insect Science, 10, Art. No.: 11.
Abstract: The yellow dung fly Scathophaga stercoraria (L.) (Diptera: Scathophagidae) is a widespread and locally abundant fly associated with the dung of large mammals, especially farm animals. This species has recently become a standard test organism for evaluating toxic effects of veterinary pharmaceuticals in livestock dung. In this context, a review of its natural history and a general description of the field and laboratory rearing methods of this species are provided here to benefit the scientific community as well as government regulators and applicants of eco-toxicological studies. For guidance, means and ranges are included for all relevant standard life history traits stemming from previously published data on Swiss populations.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/15848
URL: http://www.insectscience.org/10.11/
Rights: This is an open access paper. We use the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license that permits unrestricted use, provided that the paper is properly attributed.
Affiliation: University of Zurich
University of Zurich
Biological and Environmental Sciences
ECT, Germany
Agriculture and Agrifood Canada



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