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Title: The Occurrence of Megaselia scalaris (Loew)(Diptera: Phoridae) in Saudi Arabia with some aspects on the life history and distribution in Riyadh province
Authors: Amoudi, Mikky A.
Diab, Fathi M.
Abou-Fannah, Salah S.M.
Keywords: Saudi Arabia
Life History
Riyadh Province
Zoology
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: King Saud University
Citation: Journal of King Saud University, Science: 1 (1); 43-51
Abstract: Surveys were conducted in four towns in Riyadh province of Saudi Arabia to collect Megaselia sca/aris. A total of 21 males and 208 females were collected between October and December 1985. This is the first report of the occurrence of the species M. Sea/aris (Family Foridae) in Saudi Arabia. Studies on the biology of M. sca/aris were conducted under laboratory conditions at 27C and 75% RH, and under continuous light. Mean times for development and survival were: egg incubation period 14.3 h (91.1 %); larval period for males, 4.6 days and for females 6.3 days, larval survival 89%, pupal period for males 9.7 days and for females 9.8 days; pupal survival 87.2%, adults longevity 12.8 days, days. Fecundity was 420.5 eggs. One gen.eration required 18.5 days.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1649
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