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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
Author(s): Blanckenhorn, Wolf U
Pemberton, Andrew J
Bussiere, Luc
Rombke, Jorg
Floate, Kevin D
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Keywords: bioassay
faecal residues
life history
non-target effects
Issue Date: 2-Mar-2010
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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