Thread subject: :: The most interesting fly life cycles

Posted by John Carr on 19-09-2014 14:06

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