Microdon Analis

Microdon Analis

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Microdon analis, is a species of hoverfly. It is found in many parts of Britain and Europe. The distinctive almost slug-like larvae live in ants nests. The larvae are hemispherical in shape and heavily armoured. They are believed to prey on the eggs and larvae of a number of different ant species, notably Lasius niger and the Formica rufa group. These ants are usually found on heathland.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.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136591596
  • 9786136591599