GLEISER Raquel Miranda
Droppings From Captive Coturnix coturnix (Galliformes: Phasianidae) as a Fly Breeding Resource
BATTAN, M.; LYNCH IANELLO, I.; DE DIÓ, M.B.; GLEISER, R.M.
JOURNAL OF INSECT SCIENCE
Lugar: Arizona; Año: 2014 vol. 14 p. 1 - 4
The aim of this study was to describe the fauna of flies associated with captive Coturnix coturnix (L.) (Galliformes: Phasianidae) droppings. Samples of 150 g of quail droppings were exposed in the quail house for 48 h in plastic containers to promote eventual access of flies, and then placed in emergence traps. The number of adults and species emerging was recorded daily. This procedure was carried out in spring 2008 and spring and autumn 2009. In total, 2,138 adults belonging to Muscidae, Calliphoridae, Piophilidae, Phoridae, Fanniidae, and Milichiidae families were collected. The most numerous family was Muscidae (representing >82% of the total specimens), with Musca domestica L. being the most abundant species followed by Ophyra aenescens (Wiedemann) (both Diptera: Muscidae). Quail breeding should include adequate droppings management policies to avoid potential sanitary issues related to fly production