Entomological Review

, 88:778

Macromycete fruit bodies as a habitat for dipterans (Insecta, Diptera)


DOI: 10.1134/S0013873808070038

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Krivosheina, N.P. Entmol. Rev. (2008) 88: 778. doi:10.1134/S0013873808070038


The complex of Diptera (except for Sciaroidea) breeding in the fruit bodies of fungi is analyzed. The larvae of some species, such as Cecidomyiidae, Platypezidae, Heleomyzidae (Suilliinae), Anthomyiidae (Pegomya), Sphaeroceridae, and possibly Phoridae and Syrphidae feed on fresh fungal tissues. The ecological groups of flies are distinguished with respect to the type of feeding and the way of using fungal fruit bodies as habitat. The larvae of most groups developing inside the fruit bodies are saprobionts, typically occurring in decaying organic substrates of various origins.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Ecology and EvolutionRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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