Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia
Print version ISSN 0102-0935
REIGADA, C. and GODOY, W.A.C.. Larval density, temperature and biological aspects of Chrysomya megacephala (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 2006, vol.58, n.4, pp. 562-566. ISSN 0102-0935. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-09352006000400018.
The effect of larval density on the survival, fecundity and body size at two temperatures in experimental populations of C. megacephala was studied. No effect from simultaneous influence of density and temperature on life history characteristics of C. megacephala was found. Significant effects of density and temperature on survival, fecundity and body size were observed. The importance of these results for the population dynamics of C. megacephala is discussed.
Keywords : Chrysomya megacephala; density-dependence; temperature; survival; fecundity.