Skip to main content Accessibility help

Inducing Mating and Oviposition of the Warble Flies Hypoderma bovis (L.) and H. lineatum (De Vill.) (Diptera: Oestridae) in Captivity

  • J. Weintraub (a1)


Certain investigations of the cattle grubs Hypoderma bovis (L.) and H. lineatum (De Vill.) have been hampered by difficulties in inducing the flies to mate and oviposit in captivity. For example, Parish (1955, 1957) suggested that infesting cattle with standard numbers of grubs would facilitate properly controlled experiments with therapeutic agents, and hc attempted artificial insemination of the female flies toward this objective. In addition, procedures that would induce mating and oviposition in thc laboratory could be used to analyse the reproductive behavior of the flies and the characteiistics of the resulting cattle grub populations.



Hide All
Bishopp, F. C., Laake, E. W., Brundrett, H. M., and Wells, R. W.. 1926. The cattle grubs or ox warbles, their biologies and suggestions for control. U.S. Dept. Agr. Bull. 1369. 120 pp. Washington, D.C.
Blickle, N. L. 1959. Observations on the hovering and mating of Tabanus bishoppi Stone. (Diptera, Tabanidae). Ann. Ent. Soc. America 52: 183190.
Brauer, F. M. 1863. Monographs der Oestriden. Carl Veberreuter. Wien.291 pp.
Chadwick, L. E., and Williams, C. M.. 1943. Technique for stroboscopie studies of insect flight. Science 98: 522524.
Chapman, J. A. 1954. Studies on summit frequenting insects in western Montana. Ecology 35: 4149.
Dodge, H. R., and Seago, J. M.. 1954. Sarcophagidae and other Diptera taken by trap and net on Georgia mountain summits in 1952. Ecology 35: 5058.
Gansser, A. 1951. Dasselfliegen. Biologie, Schäden und Bekämpfung von Oestriden mit besonderes Berücksichtigung schweizerischer Verhältnisse. Zürich, Schweiz. Häuteschädenkomm. 128 pp.
Gansser, A. 1956. Warble Flies and Other Oestridae. Biology and Control. Hide and Allied Trades Improvement Society. 63 pp.
Gebauer, O. 1939. Das Verhalten der grossen Dasselfliege (Hypoderma bovis De Geer) im Tierversuch und die perkutane Invasion der Larve des ersten Stadiums. Z. Parasitenkunde 11: 391399.
Gregson, J. D. 1958. Recent cattle grub life-history studies at Kamloops, British Columbia, and Lethbridge, Alberta. Proc. Xth Int. Congress of Ent. (1956), 3: 725734.
Hadwen, S. 1919. Warble flies, Hypoderma lineatum, Villers and Hypoderma bovis De Geer. Can. Dept. Agr. Scientific Series 27. 24 pp.
Hammer, O. 1942. Biological and ecological investigations on flies associated with pasturing cattle and their excrement. Vidensk. Meddel. Dansk. Naturh. Foren., Kobenhavn 105: 141393.
Hearle, E. 1938. Insects and allied parasites injurious to livestock and poultry in Canada. Can. Dept. Agr. Pub. 604. 108 pp.
Hocking, B. 1953. The intrinsic range and speed of flight of insects. Trans. Roy. Ent. Soc. London 104: 223345.
McDaniel, I. N., and Horsfall, W. R.. 1957. Induced copulation of aedine mosquitoes. Science 125: 745.
Parish, W. E. 1955. The fight against warble fly. Agriculture, London 61: 574577.
Parish, W. E. 1957. A summary of current research in the control of Hypoderma species of cattle, in Organization of control of warble fly infestation in cattle. The European Productivity Agency of the Organization for European Economic Co-operation. Paris, pp. 6773.
Poulton, E. B. 1904. A possible explanation of insect swarms on mountain tops. Trans. Ent. Soc. London, 1904, pp. xxiv–xxvi.
Richards, O. W. 1927. Sexual selection and allied problems in the insects. The mechanical relation of the male and female genitalia. Biol. Rev. 2: 322328.
Townsend, C. H. T. 1935. Manual of Myiology Part II. Charles Townsend and Filhos. Sao Paulo, Brasil. 296 pp.

Inducing Mating and Oviposition of the Warble Flies Hypoderma bovis (L.) and H. lineatum (De Vill.) (Diptera: Oestridae) in Captivity

  • J. Weintraub (a1)


Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed.