Dispersal of adult stable flies, Stomoxys calcitrans (L.), from point sources in a Nebraska landscape
Roger Moon, firstname.lastname@example.org, David Taylor, email@example.com, Alberto Broce, firstname.lastname@example.org, Phil J. Scholl, email@example.com, and Jerome A. Hogsette, firstname.lastname@example.org. (1) University of Minnesota, Department of Entomology, 1980 Folwell Ave, 219 Hodson Hall, St. Paul, MN, (2) USDA/ARS, Midwest Livestock Insect Research Unit, Rm. 305 Plant Industry Bldg, East Campus, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, (3) Kansas State University, Department of Entomology, 123 West Waters Hall, Manhattan, KS, (4) USDA-ARS, Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, 1600 SW 23rd Dr, Gainesville, FL
Mark-recapture studies were conducted in a 41 square km agricultural research center near Mead, NE, in June, 2002 and 2004. Piles of cattle-manure contaminated hay debris were dusted manually with Day-Glo fluorescent powders, and marked flies were captured subsequently with transects or grids of sticky traps in the surrounding landscape. Captured flies were ca. 40% female, and virtually all were previtellogenic nullipars. Spatial distributions indicated rates of spread outward from the point sources were 0.06–0.08 square kilometers per day.
Species 1: Diptera Muscidae Stomoxyscalcitrans (stable fly) Keywords: mark-recapture, dispersal