Thread subject: Diptera.info :: larvae Phoridae on Aeshna isoceles?

Posted by Tony Irwin on 17-07-2021 18:56
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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.