[Syrphidae] Pollen for syrphids

Chris Bergh cbergh@vt.edu
Fri, 25 May 2001 14:32:41 -0400

Hello. We are going to attempt to rear one or a couple of species of
syrphids in the laboratory this summer, and I was wondering if anyone could
help me with some information about a pollen source for them. Is there a
preferred source on which they do best? One of the species (hopefully) will
be a Pipizine. Is there anything out there about rearing members of that
Tribe? I haven't seen anything in the literature to date. Thanks very much
for your help. - Chris
J. Christopher Bergh
Virginia Tech
Alson H. Smith, Jr. AREC
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