The frequency of stable fly larvae in the process of producing compost from municipal waste

Dehghani, R. and Mohammadi, M.J. and Mostafaii, G. and Gilasi, H. and Shahrisvand, B. and Charkhloo, E. and Hoseindoost, G. (2018) The frequency of stable fly larvae in the process of producing compost from municipal waste. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 27 (8). pp. 5323-5328.

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Various arthropods are active in composting process. One undesirable factor of this process is the growing population of flies among which the stable flies (Stomoxys calcitrans) are biting and blood sucking insects. The objective of this study was to investigate the frequency of producing this type of fly in the process of composting in laboratory. This research was a descriptive one in which waste was taken to laboratory. Then, the compostable components were integrated after separation and from the mentioned pile 9 basins were filled in 3 places with each basin containing 20 kilograms of waste. The fly larvae were sampled during the process of composting and samples underwent diagnosis after being taken to the laboratory. Thereafter, the results were compared through charts and tables. From among Diptera order, Muscidae family were the most frequent sample abundant larvae. As a whole, 2657 samples of stable fly larvae were detected and as the time of the process expanded, the number of samples gathered from basin was increased. The highest number of larvae was collected from underground basins. This study demonstrated that in composting process, a lot of arthropods are produced among which stable flies or Stomoxys calcitrans are considered as the most important species for being biting creatures that feed on human and animal blood. Therefore, the sites of producing compost must be established far away from human habitats. © 2018 Parlar Scientific Publications. All Rights Reserved.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Animalia; Arthropoda; Diptera; Hexapoda; Muscidae; Stomoxys calcitrans
Subjects: Parasitology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Basic Sciences > Department of Parasitological & Mycology
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2019 14:46
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2019 14:46

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