oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Afrotropical Asilidae (Diptera) 21: Observations on the biology and immature stages of Damalis femoralis Ricardo, 1925 (Trigonomiminae)

Volume 32, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



Various aspects of the biology of the grassland asilid Damalis femoralis Ricardo are descriptionbed and discussed, including prey capture, prey preferences, mating, and oviposition. The egg and first larval instar are descriptionbed and compared with those known for other asilids. The importance of these predatory flies in grassland ecology is briefly discussed.

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