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Parasitoids of Ophyra aenescens (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Muscidae): fly of medical-sanitary importance collected in State of Goiás, Brazil

Parasitoides de Ophyra aenescens (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Muscidae): mosca de importância médico-sanitária coletado no Estado de Goiás, Brasil

The objective of the study was to report the first occurrence of the parasitoid Brachymeria podagrica in pupae of Ophyra aenescens, a fly of medical-sanitary importance. Human feces was used as bait to collect the insects. In the study 20 pupae of Ophyra aenescens (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Muscidae) were obtained, of which 20% of the total yielded the parasitoid Brachymeria podagrica (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae).

Medical-sanitary importance; Synanthropy; Parasitoid; Muscoid fly

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