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Author(s): Papp, L.
Title: Flies (Diptera) visiting human faeces in mountain creek valleys in Hungary
Title: Emberi székletet látogató legyek hazai középhegységi patakvölgyekben (Diptera)
Year: 1992
Volume: 25
Pages: 85-96.

Abstract: In 1988-1990 trappings with human faeces were made in four localities of low mountain creek valleys in N and NE Hungary (250 to 400 m a.s.l.) which are affected by tourism to a different extent. The dipterous assemblages were found to be rich in species (9191 specimens of 175 to 180 species in 29 samples). The impact of tourism is hardly detectable in the results of trapping: no or very few specimens of the true synanthropic species were caught. It was found that the impact of human activity is not much more far reaching in these forests than the place it affects directly, as judged from these dipterous assemblages. On the other hand, dipterous assemblages visiting human faeces in forests seem to be unsuitable for indicating unfavourable changes in the environment. The maintenance of the “hemisynanthropic” category does not seem reasonable.
Keywords: Diptera, Hungary, synanthropic flies, forest flies, human impact

Journal: Parasitologia Hungarica
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ISSN: 0303-688X
Publisher: Magyar Parazitológusok Társasága, Budapest
Editor(s): K. Murai, É. & Thoma, A.