Scuttle Flies: The Phoridae

  • R. H. L. Disney

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 389-467

About this book


Phoridae are probably the insect family with the greatest diversity of larval habits, but the least studied of the large families of flies due to identification difficulties. This book collates what is known about the natural history of the Phoridae world. It reviews eggs and oviposition, larval habits (including saprophages, kleptoparasites, fungus breeders, plant feeders, predator, parasitoids, parasites and enemies), pupae and their enemies, development, adult habits (including feeding, special associations, courtship, mating, phoretic mites and enemies) and ecological aspects. There follows a new user-friendly and extensively illustrated key to world genera and a review of the identification literature for each of the 229 genera recognized. A review of methods and an extensive bibliography complete the work.


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Authors and affiliations

  • R. H. L. Disney
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  1. 1.Cambridge UniversityUK

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