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Document Type

Research

Abstract

Pollenia rudis (Fabricius), the cluster fly, is a common household pest in Iowa in the fall, winter, and early spring. This house fly is readily distinguished from Musca domestica L. by its thoracic pubescence of fine crinkled golden hairs, its sluggish, almost tame habits, and its parasitizing woodland earthworms of the genus Helodrilus (De Coursey 1927) instead of breeding in horse manure. The flies were readily available indoors at Ames throughout the winter, as they emerged a few at a time from hibernation in window crevices, from moldings, and from behind furniture.

Publication Date

1941

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

48

Issue

1

First Page

407

Last Page

415

Copyright

© Copyright 1941 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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