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The temperature preferences of the motile stages of Stomoxys calcitrans Linnaeus (Diptera: Muscidae).
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PMID:  7454236     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
When adult Stomoxys calcitrans were exposed to a temperature gradient, 66% of them selected temperatures between 20, 1 and 32, 5 degrees C. The larval stages preferred temperatures between 19, 5 and 33, 2 degrees C. Although the differences in the temperature preferences of the different larval stages were not significant, the fully-fed larvae appear to prefer slightly cooler conditions than the feeding stages. The temperature preferences of both the adults and the larvae are not influenced by the temperatures to which the developmental stages of the experimental flies or their previous generations were exposed.
B Sutherland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0030-2465     ISO Abbreviation:  Onderstepoort J. Vet. Res.     Publication Date:  1980 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-03-17     Completed Date:  1981-03-17     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401107     Medline TA:  Onderstepoort J Vet Res     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Diptera / physiology*
Larva / physiology

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