Intra-puparial development of the Cochliomyia macellaria and Lucilia cuprina (Diptera, Calliphoridae)

Karine Brenda Barros-Cordeiro, José Roberto Pujol-Luz, Khesller Patricia Olazia Name, Sônia Nair Báo
2016 Revista Brasileira de Entomologia  
A Journal on Insect Diversity and Evolution w w w . r b e n t o m o l o g i a . c o m Medical and Veterinary Entomology Intra-puparial development of the Cochliomyia macellaria and Lucilia cuprina (Diptera, Calliphoridae) a b s t r a c t The intra-puparial development of the blowflies Cochliomyia macellaria (n = 310) and Lucilia cuprina (n = 470), was studied under controlled conditions in laboratory. The 3rd instar larvae were reared until they stopped feeding, and the pre-pupae were separated
more » ... upae were separated according to the size in larval length and degree of pigmentation and of the cuticle. We observe a set of five continuous events or phases: (1) pupariation, (2) larva-pupa apolysis, (3) cryptocephalic pupa, (4) phanerocephalic pupa and (5) pharate adult. The total time of the intra-puparial development, larva-pupa apolysis to pharate adult, lasted for 120 h (5 days) to C. macellaria and 210 h (8.75 days) to L. cuprina.
doi:10.1016/j.rbe.2016.06.009 fatcat:vgegvkw7urgspgjjc2fbrgxz7e