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Prey-Catching Behaviour and Eating of Larvae in Episyrphus balteatus (Syrphidae)


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Title Prey-Catching Behaviour and Eating of Larvae in Episyrphus balteatus (Syrphidae)
Alternative Title Beutefangverhalten und Fressen der Larven von Episyrphus balteatus (Syrphidae)
Author Gries, Gerhard
License CC Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives 3.0 Germany:
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DOI 10.3203/IWF/C-1702eng
IWF Signature C 1702
Publisher IWF (Göttingen)
Release Date 1989
Language English
Producer Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (IWF)
Production Year 1986

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Subject Area Life Sciences
Abstract Hover Fly: big larvae fix colonies of aphids with glue and suck them out. Young larvae wait passively for aphids, older larvae search them actively. In case of a contact stimulus larvae investigate the object with their antennae. Single aphids are fixed and sucked. Including electronmicroscopy and animation.
Keywords pest control / biological
prey catching / Insecta
ingestion / Insecta
Episyrphus balteatus
hover fly
Aphis fabae

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