|Appears in Collections:||Biological and Environmental Sciences Journal Articles|
|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
Floate, Kevin D
|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.|
|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.|
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