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Document Type

Research

Abstract

Recent observations indicate that, on two occasions at least, two species of wild flies came into houses and acted like species we regard as house flies. The two species are: Cochliomyia americana Cushing and Patton and Ceratoxys latiuscula (Loew), which will be discussed in the order above. Cochliomyia americana, the screw-worm fly, a Calliphorid, is usually a wild elusive, swift-flying, out-of-door creature, occasionally attacking man, but more frequently ovipositing in the wounds of domestic animals. In Utah the closest they were found to a dwelling was when two were captured feeding on a fresh deer head in a garbage can near a backdoor. In all my Iowa collecting, except at Adair, I have found this species out-of-doors and wild.

Publication Date

1945

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

52

Issue

1

First Page

299

Last Page

301

Copyright

© Copyright 1945 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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