[Syrphidae] Mating behaviour / Episyrphus balteatus

Francis Gilbert Francis.Gilbert at nottingham.ac.uk
Mon Sep 19 08:53:34 BST 2005

(I have those references marked with a "*" as PDF files, so ask me if you would like them)

For overall biology of Episyrphus balteatus:-

*Ankersmit GW, Dijkman H, Keuning NJ, Mertens H, Sins A & Tacoma H	1986	<Episyrphus balteatus> as a predator of the aphid <Sitobion avenae> on winter wheat. Ent Exp & Appl 42:271-277

Khan S & Yunus M 1970 Biology of <Syrphus balteatus> de Geer. Pakist J Zool 2: 215-217

*Bombosch S 1957 [ Experiences in the laboratory rearing of aphidophagous syrphids ] Erfahrungen über Laboratoriumszuchten aphidivorer Schwebfliegen. Wanderversamml deutsch Ent 8:160-162

*Geusen-Pfister H 1987 [ Studies on the biology and reproductive capacity of <Episyrphus balteatus> Deg. (Diptera: Syrphidae) under greenhouse conditions ]	Untersuchungen zur Biologie und zum Reproduktionsvermögen von <Episyrphus balteatus> Deg. (Dipt., Syrphidae) unter Gewächshausbedingungen. J Appl Ent 104: 261-270

Brief details of male mating behaviour:

Mutin VA 1996 [ Mate-seeking behaviour of the hover-flies males (Diptera, Syrphidae) ]	Brachnoye povedeniye samtsov mukh-zhurchalok (Diptera, Syrphidae) pp 117-124 in AI Kurentsov's Annual Memorial Meeting VII

Reproductive anatomy:-

Nayar JL 1965b Reproductive system and external genitalia of <Syrphus balteatus> deGeer (Syrphidae: Diptera). Indian J Ent 27: 31-45

Ovchinnikova OG 1996 Characteristics of the structure of male genitalia in some species of hover-flies (Diptera, Syrphidae).	Ent Obozr	75(3): 542-552

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