Microdon Mutabilis

Microdon Mutabilis

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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 mutabilis, 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. They are hemispherical in shape, heavily armoured and believed prey on the eggs and larvae of a number of ant species, including Formica lemani, Formica fusca, Lasius niger and Myrmica ruginodis.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 | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136591820
  • 9786136591827