International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Species of Diptera of Medical, Sanitary and Veterinary Importance Collected from Buffalo and Cattle Dung in South Goiás, Brazil
Dr. Carlos H. Marchiori

This study had the objective of determining the dipterous species present in buffalo and bovine dung, collected in south Goiás between May 2003 and June 2004. The dipterous pupae were obtained by means of the flotation method. They were individually placed in gelatin capsules until the dipterans emerged. The dipterous species collected from cattle dung were: Archisepsis scabra (Loew) (Diptera: Sepsidae) with 310 specimens (9.0%); Brontaea debilis (Williston) (Diptera: Muscidae) with 127 (3.7%); Brontaea quadristigma (Thomson) (Diptera: Muscidae) with 138 (4.0%); Cyrtoneurina pararescita Couri (Diptera: Muscidae) with 19 (0.5%); Palaeosepsis sp. (Diptera: Sepsidae) with 1948 (56.0%) and Sarcophagula occidua (Fabricius) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) with 931 (26.8%). The dipterous species collected from buffalo dung were: A. scabra with 40 specimens (6.5%); B. debilis with 56 (8.9%); B. quadristigma with 49 (7.8%); C. pararescita with 151 (24.0%); Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) with 51 (8.1%); Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae) with 10 (1.6%); Oxysarcodexia thornax (Walker) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) with 70 (11.2%); Palaeosepsis sp. with 107 (17.0%); Ravinia belforti Prado & Fonseca (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) with 63 (10.0%) and Sarcophagula occidua with 31 (4.9%).

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