oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - On the Biology of Craticulina tabaniformis F., (Diptera; Sarcophagidae) which breeds in the nests of Sand wasps Bembex F. (Sphegidae)

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Host Relationships of Miltogrammine Flies. Musca tabaniformis was descriptionbed in 1805 by Fabricius (Syst. Antliat. p. 302) from Morocco, and was later made the type of the genus Craticulina Bezzi (1906 Zeitschr. Hym. Dipt. VI, p. 49). It appears to be widely distributed in Africa, having been recorded from Nyasaland and Natal. It is common in the Salisbury and Bulawayo districts from October to May. The genus Craticulina is included in keys to the Palaeartic and World fauna by Rohdendorf (1927) and Townsend (1935) respectively. It belongs to a group of the sub-family Miltogramminae which is associated with certain fossorial and other Hymenoptera.

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