Natural Enemies of Chrysomya albiceps (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) Collected in States Goiás and Minas Gerais, Brazil

C. H. Marchiori


Chrysomya albiceps (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) is of great medical importance because it produces myiasis. It has a significant role as a predator of other dipterous larvae. Moreover, this dipterous insect is of great importance with regard to public health because it mechanically carries pathogens to humans. This study had the objective of ascertaining the species of parasitoids of C. albiceps in human feces, cattle liver, cattle kidney, chicken viscera, fish and pig carcasses in Goiás and Minas Gerais, from October 1999 to November 2013. Pupae were obtained by means of the flotation method. They were individually placed in gelatin capsules until the adult flies or their parasitoids emerged. Nasonia vitripennis (Walker) (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) was the most frequent species with a percentage of 42.4%. Pachycrepoideus vindemmiae was the species that showed a highest percentage of parasitism.

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International Journal of Biology   ISSN 1916-9671(Print)   ISSN 1916-968X  (Online)

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