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Parasitoids of Ophyra aenescens (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Muscidae): fly of medical-sanitary importance collected in State of Goiás, Brazil

By Marchiori Carlos H., Pereira Luiz A., Silva Filho Otacilio M., Ribeiro Lalyne C.S. and Borges Vanessa R.


The objective of the study was to report the first occurrence of the parasitoid Brachymeria podagrica in pupae of Ophyra aenescens, a fly of medical-sanitary importance. Human feces was used as bait to collect the insects. In the study 20 pupae of Ophyra aenescens (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Muscidae) were obtained, of which 20% of the total yielded the parasitoid Brachymeria podagrica (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae)

Topics: Medical-sanitary importance, Synanthropy, Parasitoid, Muscoid fly, Medicine (General), R5-920, Medicine, R, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences, Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine, RC955-962
Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical (SBMT)
Year: 2003
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