Thread subject: Diptera.info :: larvae Phoridae on Aeshna isoceles?
Posted by Tony Irwin on 17-07-2021 18:56
Disney (1994) mentions 34 species of phorids known to bred in dead insects, with Megaselia rufipes
and M. scalaris
being the most frequently cited. I don't think the phorids are parasites of the dragonfly - just very efficient scavengers.