Development of a Sampling Plan for Estimating the Absolute Population of Stomoxys Nigra Macquart (Diptera, Muscidae) in Mauritius

  • Moorgessenpillay Ramsamy


An intensive sampling programme for the estimation of the absolute size of the population of the cattle pest Stomoxys nigra Macquart in the sugarcane agro-ecosystem is proposed. Attention is focused on: (a) sampling at field level; and (b) sampling at national level. The best way of allocating the limited sampling resources between the various sub-divisions of the habitat to achieve efficient estimation is considered.

Key Words

Sampling absolute population Stomoxys nigra Mauritius sugarcane agro-ecosystem 


Nous proposons un programme d’échantillonage intensif en vue d’une estimation absolue des populations de parasite du bétail Stomoxys nigra (Macquart) dans l’agro-écosystéme constitué par la canne à sucre. Nous avons principalement insisté sur les echantillonages au niveau du champ (a) et sur les echantillonages au niveau de l’ensemble de l’île (b). Pour obtenir une estimation optimale des populations, nous avons egalement tenu compte des limites de nos resources materielles pour l’application des echantillonages aux differentes sub-divisions de l’habitat.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Moorgessenpillay Ramsamy
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  1. 1.Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and the EnvironmentReduitMauritius

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