Age distribution and amount of Z-9-tricosene on wild house flies (Musca domestica) collected from dairies
Sarah M. Butler, firstname.lastname@example.org, Bradley A. Mullens1, Nancy C. Hinkle2, and Roger Moon3. (1) University of California - Riverside, Department of Entomology, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, (2) University of Georgia, Department of Entomology, 413 Biological Sciences Building, Athens, GA, (3) University of Minnesota, Department of Entomology, 1980 Folwell Ave, Room 219, St. Paul, MN
Wild adult house fly females were collected from dairies in California, Minnesota and Georgia. The adult female house fly age distribution was determined using pterin-based (absolute age) and dissection-based (gonotrophic age) tools. Levels of the purported major component of the house fly sex pheromone, Z-9-tricosene (muscalure), and other major cuticular hydrocarbon components were quantified. This information will be discussed in the context of fly control in confined livestock facilities.
Species 1: Diptera Muscidae Muscadomestica (house fly)