Pholeomyia comans (Diptera: Milichiidae) an associate of Atta texana: larval anatomy and notes on biology

  • Authors: Moser, John C.; Neff, Stuart E.
  • Publication Year: 1971
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: Sonderdruck aus Bd. 69: 343-348

Abstract

Adults of Pholeomyia comans enter the nests of Atta texana and lay eggs in the underground detritus cavities, where the maggots feed on exhausted fungus garden substrate and nest refuse recently deposited by workers. The thirdstage larva and the puparium are described. A diapriid wasp was obtained from P. comans puparia. One species of uropodid and two species of macrochelid mites phoretic on P. comans adults are discussed.

  • Citation: Moser, John C.; Neff, Stuart E. 1971. Pholeomyia comans (Diptera: Milichiidae) an associate of Atta texana: larval anatomy and notes on biology. Sonderdruck aus Bd. 69: 343-348
  • Posted Date: April 26, 2006
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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