Seasonal Changes in the Breeding Places of Glossina morsitans morsitans Westwood.

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1961
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Glasgow J.P
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At Matari (5°7'S., 34°50'E.) near Singida, Tanganyika, this Organization has a station for collecting tsetse puparia. Matari is a small enclave nearly surrounded by Brachystegia-Isoberlinia woodland inhabited by G. morsitans morsitans. Mr. A. M. Fundisha, who is in charge of the station, buys the puparia from African juveniles, and posts them once a week to a number of addresses where they are required for investigations. The number of puparia dispatched varies according to demand from 500 to 5000. In September 1956, at the suggestion of Mr. G.R Jewell, Mr. Fundisha began to keep records of the type of site in which the puparia had been found. Four types of site were recognized: under logs, rot-holes in trees, animal burrows (mainly those of aard-vark, Orycteropus ater [Pallas]) and rock-sites, by which are meant shady places beneath rock outcrops.
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Bulletin, 18 (3)