First record of musca domestica calleva walker, 1849 (diptera: Muscidae) from southern turkey

Bilgin, Cemal Can
Kence, Aykut
The first record of Musca domestica calleva from Incekum. Antalya (Turkey) is presented. Multivariate comparison of the morphology as well as comparisons of mating behaviour and malathion resistance with other housefly populations support the diagnosis. The zoogeographical significance of this find is briefly discussed.
Zoology in the Middle East


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Citation Formats
C. C. Bilgin and A. Kence, “First record of musca domestica calleva walker, 1849 (diptera: Muscidae) from southern turkey,” Zoology in the Middle East, pp. 81–85, 1995, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: