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A biological control programme of filth flies (Muscidae, Calliphoridae and Sarcophagidae) was initiated on Easter Island, commencing in 1982. Several natural enemies were introduced after rearing at La Cruz, Chile, most originating from the Insects Affecting Man and Animals Research Laboratory,...

Ripa S., R.
Westview Press, Inc., Boulder, Colorado, USA
Biocontrol of arthropods affecting livestock and poultry., 1990, pp 111-119

An account is given of the efforts made to control filth flies on Easter Island and in mainland Chile. Surveys have revealed the presence of 4 muscids, 3 calliphorids, 2 sarcophagids and 1 phorid on the island, breeding in dung, carrion and garbage dumps. The only predator observed was the gryllid ...

Ripa, R.
Miscellaneous Publications of the Entomological Society of America, 1986, No. 61, pp 39-44

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