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Caloric reserves in natural populations of a blackfly, Simulium decorum (Diptera: Simuliidae), and a deerfly, Chrysops ater (Diptera: Tabanidae)



Caloric reserves in natural populations of a blackfly, Simulium decorum (Diptera: Simuliidae), and a deerfly, Chrysops ater (Diptera: Tabanidae)



Canadian Journal of Zoology, 6212: 2589-2593



S. decorum and C. ater immatures were collected in northern New Hampshire [USA] during 9182 and were reared to adults in the laboratory to describe follicular development, to quantify total available caloric reserves, and to determine longevity. Females of both species produced eggs without blood meals and sucrose solutions during the 1st ovarian cycle. Differences in mean fecundity (mean range, 152-215) were noted for the Chrysops obtained at 3 sites below a trout-rearing pond. A chemical test consisting of a sulfuric acid solution of sodium bichromate was used to quantify caloric reserves in the newly emerged blackflies and deerflies. Available reserves for S. decorum females, .ltoreq. 4 h or 24 h after eclosion, were about sevenfold greater than those of the males. There were no significant differences in available reserves for adult deerflies. Although males and females of both species utilized stored reserves for survival during early adulthood, sugars greatly enhanced longevity.

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