Data of Impact of multi-generational laboratory rearing on the development and viability of Cochliomyia hominivorax

Published: 9 July 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/kv2739hgxj.1
Giuliano Barros


This dataset contains comprehensive data on the development and viability of Cochliomyia hominivorax (screwworm fly) over multiple generations reared in laboratory conditions. The data were collected to evaluate the impact of continuous inbreeding and exposure to different treatments on various life stages of this species. Key Components of the Dataset: Developmental Metrics: Includes measurements of weight, length, width, and body area across different larval and pupal instars over twelve inbred generations. Reproductive Capacity: Data on the average number of ovipositions, egg weight, and oviposition inhibition rates following exposure to distilled water and a combination of Cypermethrin and Chlorpyrifos. Hatchability: Records of ovicidal efficacy and Standard Error of Mean (SEM) after egg contact with distilled water and Trichlorfon. Larval Survival: Details on larvicidal efficacy and SEM post larval exposure to distilled water and Trichlorfon. Life Expectancy: Average life expectancy data across different generations and by sex, detailing longevity variations due to inbreeding and treatment effects. Survival Curves: Cumulative survival percentages illustrating survival trends over generations and between sexes. This dataset provides valuable insights into the morphometric, reproductive, and survival parameters of Cochliomyia hominivorax, contributing to the understanding of how multi-generational laboratory rearing affects this species. It is particularly useful for researchers focusing on eco-friendly pest control methods and the biological impacts of laboratory rearing practices.



Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina


Agricultural Entomology