Seasonal trends in the demography of the housefly, Musca Domestica L.

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1977

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Cohort life tables were generated for F1 offspring of wild-caught houseflies from seven collections from a local population throughout a year. The percentage of eggs hatching in successive batches of individual females declined with the age of the fly, as did the number of eggs per batch. Significant differences were found in longevities between both sexes and months of the study, and in intrinsic rates of increase among months. The intrinsic rates of increase and the net reproductive rates were found to be negatively correlated with mean monthly temperatures.

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Biology, Entomology

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