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    Intraguild predation influences oviposition behavior of blow flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae)

    Galindo, Luciane A. and de Andrade Moral, Rafael and Moretti, Thiago C. and Conde Godoy, Wesley Augusto and Garcia Borges Demétrio, Clarice (2016) Intraguild predation influences oviposition behavior of blow flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Parasitology Research, 115 (5). pp. 2097-2102. ISSN 0932-0113

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    The objective of the present study was to determine whether blow flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) are able to identify larvae of an intraguild predator species in the substrate and avoid laying eggs there. Blow flies oviposited in traps with different treatments: substrate only and substrate with larvae of Chrysomya albiceps (Wiedemann, 1819), Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius, 1794), or Chrysomya putoria (Wiedemann, 1830). Ch. megacephala, Ch. putoria, and Lucilia eximia (Wiedemann, 1819) avoided laying eggs in the trap containing Ch. albiceps larvae. Cochliomyia macellaria (Fabricius, 1775) did not oviposit differently in each substrate but had overall low abundance. The prevalence of species on corpses may be influenced by the ability of the species to detect the presence of other species, mainly predators. In this sense, intraguild predation may result in misinterpretations of a crime scene and should be considered when assessing the minimum postmortem interval.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite this article as: Galindo, L.A., Moral, R.A., Moretti, T.C. et al. Parasitol Res (2016) 115: 2097.
    Keywords: Avoidance behavior; Blow fly ecology; Cannibalism; Chrysomya albiceps; Chrysomya megacephala; Chrysomya putoria;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 9998
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    Depositing User: Rafael de Andrade Moral
    Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2018 13:28
    Journal or Publication Title: Parasitology Research
    Publisher: Springer
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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