The impact of diet protein and carbohydrate on select life-history traits of the housefly Musca domestica Linnaeus, 1758 (Diptera: Muscidae)

Abstract : 

This study examined the impact of ten diet with different protein and carbohydrate percentages on the immature development, survivorship, pupal and adult weight of the house fly, Musca domestica Linnaeus, 1758 (Diptera: Muscidae). Different ratio of protein and carbonhydrate diet impacted development and corresponding life-history traits. Survival from the pupal to adult stages was also found to produce significantly different between different diet (F9,30=768.251, p=0.01). High pupal mortality were seen in blood meal diet (92%) and chicken meal diet (96 %). Percent pupation was significantly higher on the wheat bran diet (P:C= 1:3.4). Larvae reared on the wheat bran diet developed the slowly but had the greatest survivorship to the pupal and adult stage. It is important to know the effect resource has on development M. domestica Linnaeus, 1758 helps to understant population dynamics


Keyword : 

Artificial diet, development, nutrition ecology


Author(s) : , M. Kökdener, F. Kiper
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