0744 House fly attraction to and survival on homopteran honeydews

Tuesday, November 18, 2008: 8:53 AM
Room A2, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Seemanti Chakrabarti , Entomology, University of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA
Alec Gerry , Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA
House flies were shown to be attracted to homopteran honeydew under laboratory conditions. House flies provided water and honeydew received a substantial survival benefit relative to flies provided only water. House flies provided only water and honeydew showed some ovarian development and egg laying though egg development was substantially slower than for flies fed sugar and milk. Flies fed sugar alone failed to lay eggs.

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.36919