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Distribution of cattle warble flies in Britain: a larval survey
  1. DW Tarry


A nationwide survey was conducted of the relative distribution and life cycles of the two cattle warble fly species Hypoderma bovis and H lineatum to complement information derived from examining livestock at markets and hide damage at slaughter. Warble fly larvae were collected from cattle at abattoirs in 59 counties in England, Wales and Scotland from February 1 to June 30, 1979. H bovis was commonest in all areas except the Western isles of Scotland. There was no evidence of cross-infestation between cow and deer warble species.

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