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

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

By: P. J. Scholl (editor), M Hall (editor), D. Colwell (editor)Hardback

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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.


1: Introduction, D D Colwell, M J R Hall and P J Scholl 2: Historical Perspectives on the Importance and Impact of Oestrids, R A Roncalli, Milltown, USA 3: Phylogeny and Evolution of the Bot Flies, T Pape, Zoological Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark 4: Molecular Phylogeny and Identification, D Otranto, University of Bari, Italy and J R Stevens, University of Exeter, UK 5: Life Cycle Strategies, D D Colwell 6: Morphology of Adult Oestridae, D M Wood, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 7: Egg Morphology, D D Colwell 8: Larval Morphology, D D Colwell 9: Pupal Biology and Metamorphosis Behaviour, A C Nilssen, Tromso Museum, Norway 10: Adult Biology, J R Anderson, Bend, USA 11: Larval - Host Parasite Relationships, C Boulard, INRA, France, E Lello, Botucatu, Brazil, D Colwell and P Dorchies, Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Toulouse, France 12: Oestrid Myiasis of Humans, J R Anderson 13: Management and Control of Oestrid Flies, P J Scholl 14: A Synopsis of the Biology, Hosts, Distribution, Disease, D D Colwell, M J R Hall and P J Scholl"

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  • ISBN13: 9780851996844
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9780851996844
  • ISBN10: 0851996841

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