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The University of Georgia Black Fly Research & Resource Center

The University of Georgia (UGA) Black Fly Rearing and Bioassay Laboratory has been awarded a contract with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to provide partial support for the world’s only black fly colony. This support forms a collaborative effort between NIH/NIAID…
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Black Fly Laboratory Rearing

Rearing System Background The precursor of the UGA black fly colony was developed by Dr. Ed Cupp and his associates at Cornell University in 1981. Eggs of Simulium vittatum cytospecies IS-7 were collected from a small stream near Cambridge, NY. This material was used to initiate the early generations of…
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