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The effect of flytrap site on catches in Lucitrap (R) flytraps in a cool temperate climate


Denwood, TC and Lang M, BJ and Barr, W and Horton, BJ and Horton, JD, The effect of flytrap site on catches in Lucitrap (R) flytraps in a cool temperate climate, Wool Technology and Sheep Breeding, 47, (4) pp. 230-240. ISSN 0043-7875 (1999) [Refereed Article]


Flies were trapped on six Tasmanian sheep properties using Lucitraps®. Traps were emptied every 4-6 weeks for 6 months, the trapped population then being sorted and counted. Features contributing to variation in Lucilia cuprina catches between traps were analysed by multiple linear regression. Traps located near shelter (<50m) caught more flies than traps away from shelter but traps close to gum trees (<50m) caught less flies than traps in the open (>50m). Traps near water (<50m) trapped significantly more flies than those away from water. Traps fixed to posts caught a significantly higher number of L. cuprina than those which were attached to another structure (usually gum trees). This may be due to a repellent effect of Eucalyptus spp. or to increased predation of the trapped flies.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Animal production
Research Field:Animal protection (incl. pests and pathogens)
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Livestock raising
Objective Field:Sheep for wool
UTAS Author:Horton, BJ (Dr Brian Horton)
UTAS Author:Horton, JD (Ms Jeanette Horton)
ID Code:69864
Year Published:1999
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2011-05-23
Last Modified:2011-11-30

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