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Dipteran life cycles
mswalker
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Posted on 25-04-2015 19:20
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I am a science writer and I have a general question about dipterans. Is is correct to say that the majority of dipterans are oviparous? I know that in some species larva hatch inside the mother or the mother lays "pre-puparium", but do most dipteran species have a life cycle similar to a house fly, i.e. egg, larva, pupa, adult? I don't want to make an incorrect statement in my article.

Thank you, Meredith
 
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Most Diptera eggs hatch outside the female, and most of the exceptions do not lay pre-pupae but rather early stage larvae that need to feed.
 
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Thank you. That is what I had guessed, but I was having a hard time confirming it. I definitely didn't want to get it wrong, my article is for an entomology website. I figured the folks on this website would be the best to ask.

Thank you so much for your help!- Meredith
 
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