Larval dispersal refers to the spread of larvae from a spawning source to a settlement site. Larval dispersal is an important process during the life cycle of blow flies when the larvae leave their food substrate and search for a suitable place to pupariate. The larvae may be at risk of predation, parasitization and desiccation during this stage. The substrates in which immature stages of blow flies develop are discrete and ephemeral and are normally saturated with insects of one or more species. The larvae attempt to feed as much as possible before the complete exhaustion of resources and start searching for a pupariation site or for another source of food, if they are not mature enough for pupariation. Peer review refers to the work done during the screening of submitted manuscripts and funding applications. This process encourages authors to meet the accepted standards of their discipline and reduces the dissemination of irrelevant findings, unwarranted claims, unacceptable interpretations, and personal views. Publications that have not undergone peer review are likely to be regarded with suspicion by academic scholars and professionals.
Last date updated on July, 2014