[Syrphidae] Nausigaster larvae

Doug Yanega dyanega@pop.ucr.edu
Fri, 2 Feb 2001 15:44:22 -0800

Hi. Time to see if the lack of Syrphid mail in my box is due to list
inactivity, or forgetting I had unsubscribed.

Someone recently brought me a Nausigaster specimen reared from "blue,
metallic larvae". All I could turn up in the literature on Nausigaster
larvae was a reference to a paper by "Carrera, Lopes & Lane 1947" about S.
American larvae - but without a journal citation! I'd be grateful for at
least a brief summary of what was said, especially about larval coloration
and feeding habits.

Thanks in advance,

Doug Yanega        Dept. of Entomology         Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521
phone: (909) 787-4315 (standard disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
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