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The most interesting fly life cycles
Gordon
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Posted on 18-09-2014 12:46
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Hi people, can I have suggestions, and information on the most wierd, or fascinating fly life cycles please - again for the talk I am going to give the zoology department here Qujing, China
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Well, the ant head decapitating fly Pseudacteon is a good starter (plenty on-line).
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Paedogenesis in Cecidomyiidae
 
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Dermatobium hominis, especially the mosquito-catching bit. I've had about 15 very close encounters so far.
 
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Hippoboscoidea and Glossinidae with larvae developing in the female abdomen.
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What aboout the flies living in extreme environments?
The ephydrid Helaeomyia petrolei developing in crude oil, the terrestrial chironomid Belgica antarctica which is the largest terrestrial animal in Antarctica...
 
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Gunnar M Kvifte wrote:
What aboout the flies living in extreme environments?
The ephydrid Helaeomyia petrolei developing in crude oil, the terrestrial chironomid Belgica antarctica which is the largest terrestrial animal in Antarctica...


Polypedilum vanderplanki breeds in temporary pools in tropical Africa and is notable for the durability of its larva.

Hinton, H.E. 1960. A Fly Larva that tolerates Dehydration and Temperatures of −270° to +102° C. Nature 188, 336-337. http://www.nature...336a0.html
 
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larval paedogenesis in Eristalini larvae (larval development within a larva)
Larval development of Telmatogeton in the sea on oil platforms,
Pelidnoptera inside Myriapoda and I find urogenital myasis of Sylvicola fenestratus, Scenopinis, Teichomyza fusca, Musca domestica also very strange, but that is just my opinion.
several families develop in birds' nests, on bats, inside the intestines of cattle, in tree rot holes, inside bromelia, but perhaps not strange enough.
you may check with http://www.royensoc.co.uk/sites/default/files/Vol10_Part14_MainText.pdf for other strange things.
 
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pupal paedogenesis in the chironomid Paratanytarsis grimmii. A case happening in water pipes were no adults develop, but the pupa have eggs, which develop into larvae.
 
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Thanks Atylotus, I will check the out when I start writing the talk.

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