Thread subject: :: > Oestridae - Cephenemyia stimulator?

Posted by nick upton on 01-12-2010 10:57

It seems the life cycle varies a fair bit within this family regarding where they feed and how they emerge/ where they pupate, and what Mark is referring to is the "Gasterophilus style" life cycle. In G. intestinalis at least, the larvae develop in the stomach (of a horse) then emerge with the faeces when mature and pupate, maybe often in the dung itself. Hence the dung/Oestridae link. I found this: This article also mention the hilltopping courtship behaviour of male G. nasailis with males wait/hover on hilltops and chase passing females.