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

Keywords

Musca vetustissima

First Page Number

106

Last Page Number

107

Abstract

The bush fly is a native Australian insect which breeds in dung and has its reproductive opportunities greatly expanded by the introduction of cattle into the country.

In the agricultural region of south-western Australia bush flies appear in large numbers in spring and early summer. The occurrence of such massive numbers then can be traced back to short periods of very successful breeding that begin in the cool early weeks of spring when flies are hardly noticeable.

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