Thread subject: :: Dipteran life cycles

Posted by mswalker on 25-04-2015 19:20

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