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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Larval dispersal in Chrysomya megacephala, Chrysomya putoria and Cochliomyia macellaria (Dipt, Calliphoridae): Ecological implications of aggregation behaviour|
|Abstract:||In this study we investigate aggregated patterns as a consequence of post-feeding larval dispersal in three blowfly species, based on the frequency distribution of sampling units in the substrate having 0, 1, 2, ..., n pupae. Statistical analysis revealed that aggregated patterns of distribution emerge as a consequence of larval dispersal, and Cochliomyia macellaria has higher levels of aggregation when compared to Chrysomya megacephala and C. putoria. Aggregation during dispersal is associated with a spatial pattern where most larvae in the species tend to pupariate near the food source. The possible consequences for the population ecology of these species are discussed.|
|Editor:||Blackwell Wissenschafts-verlag Gmbh|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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