Response of the Labellar Hairs of the Blowfly, Phormia regina Meigen, to Protein

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STRANGWAYS-DIXON1 has shown that the blowfly Calliphora has a cyclic preference for protein. Females ingest relatively more protein than carbohydrate during the early stages of egg growth, but relatively more carbohydrate during yolk formation. They will not reproduce without a protein diet2.

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WALLIS, D. Response of the Labellar Hairs of the Blowfly, Phormia regina Meigen, to Protein. Nature 191, 917–918 (1961). https://doi.org/10.1038/191917a0

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