Ceriomicrodon

Ceriomicrodon

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ceriomicrodon is a genus of hoverflies. There is only one known species, Ceriomicrodon petiolatus, which lives in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Only 3 specimens have ever been collected. Its biology is poorly known, but it is assumed that the larvae feed as scavengers in the nests of ants.Hoverflies, sometimes called flower flies or syrphid flies, make up the insect family Syrphidae. As their common name suggests, they are often seen hovering or nectaring at flowers; the adults of many species feed mainly on nectar and pollen, while the larvae (maggots) eat a wide range of foods. In some species, the larvae are saprotrophs, eating decaying plant and animal matter in the soil or in ponds and streams. In other species, the larvae are insectivores and prey on aphids, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 18 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 41g
  • Strupress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613647462X
  • 9786136474625