alexa Prey choice by facultative predator larvae of Chrysomya albiceps (Diptera: Calliphoridae).
General Science

General Science

Journal of Forensic Research

Author(s): del Bianco Faria L, Godoy WA, del Bianco Faria L, Godoy WA

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Abstract In this study we investigated predation rates on third instar larvae of Chrysomya putoria and C. megacephala by third instar larvae of C. albiceps in a two-choice situation. The highest predation rate occurred on C. putoria larvae and this result is compared to previous experiments, in which C. macellaria larvae were present. Our results suggest that, when C. macellaria is absent C. albiceps larvae attack more C. putoria than C. megacephala larvae. Prey choice decisions and its implications for introduced and native blowflies are discussed.
This article was published in Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz and referenced in Journal of Forensic Research

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