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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Authors

N Monzu

Keywords

Sheep, Insect pests, Calliphora placida, Calliphora varifrons, Chrysomya rufifacies, Chrysomya varipes

First Page Number

48

Last Page Number

51

Abstract

Unlike primary species of blowflies, the secondary and tertiary species of flies cannot initiate a strike, but their activity in the presence of the primary blowflies becomes significant in the death of struck sheep. This is particularily so when the hairy maggot blowfly is involved. Future management of sheep flocks to minimise deaths may require recognition of these secondary and tirtiary flies.

This article presents some basic facts about these flies.

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