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. Scholarly peer review is the process of subjecting an author's scholarly work, research, or ideas to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the same field, before a paper describing this work is published in a journal. The work may be accepted, considered acceptable with revisions, or rejected. Peer review requires a community of experts in a given (narrowly defined) field, who are qualified and able to perform reasonably impartial review.
Last date updated on July, 2014