On the life history of Lonchaea chorea Fab.

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1912
Authors:A. E. Cameron
Journal:Transactions of the Entomological Society of London
Pagination:314 - 322

Adults of this species were reared from larvae observed to be feeding on cow-dung. Transferred to wire-gauze breeding-cages pupation occurred in about 12 days, the adults appearing about 10 days later. The whole development from the egg to the imago occupied about 30 days at the outside. The egg of L. chorea is very similar in size and appearance to that of many of the Anthomyidae, being easily recognisable amongst the cow-dung by reason of their pure white colour. The full-grown larva is 9mm. long, and is of the cylindrical form usual in Muscid larvae; the colour is dull white, and the cuticle smooth.

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