A New Blowfly attacking Sheep in Western Scotland

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IT is now generally accepted that Lucilia sericata is the only species of blowfly which causes primary strike of sheep in Britain. Although MacDougall (1909)1 recorded instances of sheep being struck by Calliphora erythrocephala alone, the more recent investigations of Davies (1934)2 in Wales, and of Ratcliffe (1935)3 in Aberdeenshire, failed to reveal any primary species other than Lucilia sericata. The following record is, therefore, of interest.

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  1. 1

    MacDougall, R. S., Trans. Highl. Agric. Soc. Scot., 21, 135 (1909).

  2. 2

    Davies, W. Maldwyn, Ann. App. Biol., 21, 267 (1934).

  3. 3

    Ratcliffe, F. N., Ann. App. Biol., 22, 742 (1935).

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