Seasonal abundance of carrion-frequenting blow-flies (Diptera : Calliphoridae) in the Kruger National Park

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dc.contributor.editor Bigalke, R.D.
dc.contributor.upauthor Braack, L.E.O. 2014-11-19T10:29:20Z 2014-11-19T10:29:20Z 2014 1987
dc.description The articles have been scanned in colour with a HP Scanjet 5590; 600dpi. Adobe Acrobat XI Pro was used to OCR the text and also for the merging and conversion to the final presentation PDF-format. en_US
dc.description.abstract Monthly population fluctuations of carrion-frequenting blow-flies over a 24-month period were monitored using 2 carrion-baited traps in the southern Kruger National Park (KNP) and 3 in the northern KNP. All species displayed a clear seasonality. Chrysomyia marginalls and Chrysomyia albiceps were by far the most abundant. C. marginalis attained maximum abundance between November and March, with relatively low numbers present between May and September. C. albiceps maintained high population numbers between January and March in the northern KNP, with minimum numbers between May and August. In the southern KNP, C. albiceps became abundant from November to February, with low population levels between April and September. Although present only in relative low numbers, populations of Lucilia cuprina showed a clear increase in winter. Chrysomyia chloropyga, Chrysomyia putoria and Chrysomyia bezziana were trapped in significant numbers in the southern KNP, the latter 2 species reaching relative abundance in the warmer months, whereas C. chloropyga increased in cooler months from June to September. Graphic illustrations of monthly abundance are provided for all species. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Braack, LEO & De Vos, V 1987, 'Seasonal abundance of carrion-frequenting blow-flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in the Kruger National Park’, Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 54, no. 4, pp. 591-597. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0330-2465
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dc.publisher Published by the Government Printer, Pretoria. en_US
dc.rights ©ARC - Onderstepoort and Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria (original). ©University of Pretoria. Dept. of Library Services (digital). en_US
dc.subject Veterinary medicine en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Veterinary medicine -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Heartwater -- South Africa en
dc.title Seasonal abundance of carrion-frequenting blow-flies (Diptera : Calliphoridae) in the Kruger National Park en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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