publication . Doctoral thesis . 1996

The behaviour of tsetse flies in an odour plume

Groenendijk, C.A.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1996
  • Publisher: Groenendijk
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
<br/>The tsetse flies <em>Glossina pallidipes</em> Austen and <em>G. m. morsitans</em> Westw. (Diptera: Glossinidae) are obligatory blood feeding insects that do not live in close association with their hosts (mainly mammals). Tsetse flies are relatively long lived insects and have to take a blood meal regularly. Tsetse flies use smell and vision to find their hosts. In the last decade, many aspects of tsetse foraging and host-location behaviour have been elucidated. A range of kairomones has been identified. These kairomones can be used to which increase the number of tsetse caught with a trap or a target. However, some aspects of tsetse behaviour remained uncl...
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free text keywords: Anthomyiidae, Muscidae, Drosophilidae, Calliphoridae, Agromyzidae, Tachinidae, Glossinidae, Tephritidae, dieren, voedingsgedrag, diergedrag, chemotaxis, reuk, smaak, Glossina, schizophora, Diptera, Medische entomologie, animals, feeding behaviour, animal behaviour, smell, taste, Medical Entomology
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