The Bionomics of Glossina Morsitans in the Umniati Fly Belt, Southern Rhodesia,

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1922/23
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Chorley J.K
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The work described in this report was carried out during the dry months, June to November, of 1923, in the Umniati Fly Belt of Southern Rhodesia. At the period under review, this fly belt was about 1,500 square miles in area, its eastel limit lying some fifty miles from the railway line at Gatooma, but to-day, owing to the continued spread eastward, its eastern edge is within twenty miles of that place. A temporary laboratory and camp was built at the confluence of the Umniati and Ongwe rivers, the latter a small tributary of the Umniati, rising to the west on the Mafungabusi Plateau. According to native evidence this locality remained infested with fly after the rinderpest epizootic in 1896. The area is situated below the 3,000 ft. level.
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