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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Cattle dung breeding diptera in pastures in southeastern Brazil: Diversity, abundance and seasonality
Author: Mendes, J
Linhares, AX
Abstract: Diptera that breed in undisturbed cattle droppings in pastures present great diversity and abundance, and several species are of veterinary importance and may cause economic losses. To survey the diversity, abundance and seasonality of Diptera associated to this microhabitat, 83 samples of 10 dung pats each were taken front April 1992 to April 1994 in the vicinity of Sao Carlos, State of Sao Paulo, Southeastern Brazil. A total of 46.135 Diptera belonging to 20 families and at least 51 species were found to breed in the pats. The most abundant and diverse families were Sepsidae, Muscidae, Sarcophagidae and Sphacroceridae. In general, the abundance was higher from October to March, the warm and wet months. The importance of some Diptera, both as horn fly enemies and as cattle dung decaying agents, is discussed.
Subject: Diptera
cattle dung
dung flies
diversity
seasonality
Brazil
Country: Brasil
Editor: Fundaco Oswaldo Cruz
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0074-02762002000100004
Date Issue: 2002
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