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Wing landmark coordinates of stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans L 1758 (Diptera: Muscidae) reared at different densities and substrate types.
online resourceposted on 24.11.2019 by Steve B.S. Baleba, Daniel Masiga, Baldwyn Torto, Christopher W. Weldon, Merid N. Getahun
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This dataset contains wing landmark coordinates of stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans L 1758 (Diptera: Muscidae) collected following this protocol. We reared S. calcitrans larvae at different densities (5, 15 and 25) and on different substrates (camel, cow, donkey and sheep dung). For each fly that emerged, we recorded body weight, and detached, slide-mounted and photographed the right wing. Next, we collected 15 landmarks on each photographed wing and applied geometric morphometric analysis to assess variation in wing size and wing shape of S. calcitrans across the different larval densities and substrate types.