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Diptera from sow dung
During some work for our company (Gerard's and mine), we collected several samples of sow dung. From this dung we collected a number of Diptera species, which we will list here. If anyone has additions to this list from other localities, I will be glad to add them.
SpeciesLelystad
(NL)
Ingooichem
(B)
Larchfield
(IRE)
Drosophila hydei (Drosophilidae)-X-
Tephrochlamys rufiventris (Heleomyzidae)-X-
Musca domestica (Muscidae)XX-
Conicera tibialis (Phoridae)X--
Dohrniphora cornuta (Phoridae)X--
Sepsis fulgens (Sepsidae)--X
Sepsis punctum (Sepsidae)--X
Themira putris (Sepsidae)--X
Coproica sp. (Sphaeroceridae)XX-
Crumomyia nigra (Sphaeroceridae)--X

Useful references: Papp, L. 1974. Dipterological studies in some large-scale pig farms. - Acta Agronomica Hungarica 23:136-47, 3 figs, 2 tables.
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#1 | Robert Nash on 18 November 2005 11:27:05
Found the sphaerocerid Crumomyia nigra (Meigen, 1830) in vast numbers in an Irish intensive pig farm. Data was Ireland: Co. Down,Larchfield J3058, R. Nash 16.vi.1987 piggery .
The swarms were a local problem.
Robert Nash
#2 | Paul Beuk on 18 November 2005 23:03:48
I will add them soon.
#3 | Robert Nash on 15 December 2005 15:47:33
I finally found more records. All this is very useful since there are now very large-scale pig farms in Ireland with consequent problems.

Sepsis fulgens Meigen, 1826 (Sepsidae)
Themira putris (Linnaeus, 1758) (Sepsidae)
Sepsis punctum (Fabricius, 1794) (Sepsidae)

All from the same piggery as Crumomyia nigra -Co. Down, Larchfield, J3058, R. Nash vi-viii.1987 and reared from pig dung.

A useful reference is Papp, L. 1974. Dipterological studies in some large-scale pig farms Acta agron.hung. 23:136-47, 3 figs, 2 tables.
#4 | Paul Beuk on 15 December 2005 16:39:45
All added. Smile
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