Thread subject: :: Fly bubble blowing

Posted by Nik Wiman on 28-06-2006 18:54

Hi folks, first time poster. My .02 on fly bubbling. I tend to think it has a digestive function. The tachinids I'm rearing do it after imbibing on a nectar mixture I feed them, regrdless of temperature, sun position, or sex. Attached photo of Nemorilla pyste, a parasitoid of Choristoneura spp. taken today 6/28/06. Cheers, Nik