oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Morphology and descriptions of the larvae of three species of Dacinae (Diptera: Trypetidae)

Volume 32, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Descriptions and figures are given of the final instar larvae of Dacus ciliatus, D. frontalis and D. vertebratus, three Dacinae which commonly attack Cucurbitae in the Western Cape. The general morphology of these larvae is descriptionbed and discussed. The larvae of D. ciliatus and D. frontalis are very similar in appearance but those of D. vertebratus can easily be distinguished from the other two on account of its size and the number of tubuli on the anterior respiratory organ.

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