DOI: 10.1111/eea.12777
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Maria Mazin, Stefanos S. Andreadis, Nina E. Jenkins, Kevin R. Cloonan, T.C. Baker, Ed G. Rajotte

Abstract: Abstract The mushroom phorid fly, Megaselia halterata (Wood) (Diptera: Phoridae), is a key pest in mushroom farming in most parts of the world. Studies on the mushroom phorid fly have focused on its life history within mushroom growing houses, but little is known about the fly's activity outside mushroom growing houses. In this study, daily activity and distribution of adult M. halterata in the areas surrounding mushroom growing houses was studied using yellow sticky traps. Results suggest that M. halterata f…

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