The larval development of Wohlfahrtia magnifica (the most important dipteran causing sheep myiasis in the Palearctic region) has been studied by means of scanning electron microscopy. The ultrastructure of mouth-hooks, oral ridges, labial lobes, body spines and anterior and posterior peritremes is described for the first time. Their possible adaptations to a parasitic lifeway are also discussed. Thus, the use of new structures in the Sarcophagidae taxonomy is proposed from the point of view of their ultrastructure and adaptative morphology.
Ruíz-Martínez, I.; Soler-Cruz, M. D.; Benítez-Rodríguez, R.; Pérez-Jiménez, J. M.; Adalid-Fuentes, C.; and Díaz-López, M.
"Scanning Electron Microscope Study of Wohlfahrtia magnifica (Schiner, 1862) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) I. Structures with Parasitic and Possible Taxonomic Meaning,"
Scanning Microscopy: Vol. 4
, Article 10.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/microscopy/vol4/iss1/10