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A World Review of Predatory Hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae: Syrphinae) and Their Prey

By: S Rojo(Author), F Gilbert(Author), MA Marcos-García(Author), Juan Manuel Nieto Nafría(Author), Milagros Pilar Mier Durante(Author)

319 pages, no illustrations, includes CD-ROM

Centro Iberoamericano de la Biodiversidad

Paperback | Dec 2003 | #143780 | ISBN: 8460098540
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About this book

Language: Bilingual in English and Spanish

The family of the hoverflies comprise about 5 400 species from all regions of the world with the exception of Antarctica. The larvae of 35% of the species prey on phythophagous insects, mainly aphids of agricultural importance. The information contained in this book is of great use in fundamental science or biological pest control. More than 6 500 records showing the relations among Syrphid species with their preys and host plants are included.

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