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Behaviour, Blow Fly, Carrion, Forensic, Oviposition, Temperature
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The blow flies Lucilia sericata Meigen, Phormia regina Meigen and Calliphora vicina Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera: Calliphoridae) are important decomposers that specifically colonize carrion. Adult flies must make oviposition decisions that impact the survival of their offspring and may be influenced by abiotic and biotic conditions. Although a great deal of research has been conducted regarding their development under different environmental conditions, the influence of species interactions has been scarcely investigated. The objective of my dissertation was to examine the effects of temperature, relative humidity and species interactions on the oviposition behaviour and development of these blow flies.
Hans, Krystal Rae, "Using an ecological framework to resolve issues in forensic entomology: exploring temperature mediation of species interactions within blow fly (Diptera: Calliphoridae) communities" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5732.