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The Oestrid Flies: Biology, Host-Parasite Relationships, Impact and Management

Edited By: DD Colwell, MJR Hall and PJ Scholl

359 pages, b/w photos

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 2006 | #138307 | ISBN: 0851996841
Availability: In stock
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About this book

This book provides an in-depth review and analysis of the biology of adults and larvae of the Family Oestridae (commonly known as botflies, or warble flies). Oestrid flies cause myiasis (invasion of living tissue by the larvae), and are a major pest of both domestic and wild animals worldwide. The book presents a comparative investigation of the life histories and adaptation to parasitism exhibited by this unique family of flies. It also gives a detailed survey of each genus and provides a synopsis of the taxonomy of the family. It contains chapters on morphology, life history, host-parasite relationships, taxonomy and behaviour.

This volume was designed for curious readers and workers in the field, as well as to encourage further study. This text should find utility in all of these areas and will be an excellent reference source.--Quarterly Review of Biology


Introduction, D D Colwell, M J R Hall and P J Scholl Historical Perspectives on the Importance and Impact of Oestrids, R A Roncalli, Milltown, USA Phylogeny and Evolution of the Bot Flies, T Pape, Zoological Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark Molecular Phylogeny and Identification, D Otranto, University of Bari, Italy and J R Stevens, University of Exeter, UK Life Cycle Strategies, D D Colwell Morphology of Adult Oestridae, D M Wood, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Egg Morphology, D D Colwell Larval Morphology, D D Colwell Pupal Biology and Metamorphosis Behaviour, A C Nilssen, Tromso Museum, Norway Adult Biology, J R Anderson, Bend, USA Larval - Host Parasite Relationships, C Boulard, INRA, France, E Lello, Botucatu, Brazil, D Colwell and P Dorchies, Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Toulouse, France Oestrid Myiasis of Humans, JR Anderson Management and Control of Oestrid Flies, PJ Scholl A Synopsis of the Biology, Hosts, Distribution, Disease, D D Colwell, M J R Hall and P J Scholl

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