Adult Longevity Test by Sex in Chrysomya rufifacies (Diptera: Calliphoridae)


  • Kaitlynn Ogg Texas A&M University
  • Adrienne Brundage Texas A&M University


In many different species of animals, one gender typically lives longer than the other. Currently, the adult longevity between Chrysomya rufifacies (Macquart) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) has yet to be studied. However, in this study it was found that C. rufifacies males lived longer than females. Obtaining and raising wild larvae in the laboratory to adulthood while keeping track of the number of days each one lives to be and the corresponding gender can be useful in observing this trend. 

Author Biography

Adrienne Brundage, Texas A&M University

Department of Entomology


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