• Relative development and voracity of six species of Aphidophagous syrphids in cruciferous crops

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      Aphidophagous syrphids; cruciferous crops; development; voracity

    • Abstract


      The development and voracity of 6 species of syrphid are described and contrasted.Eupeodes (Macrosyrphus) confrator was larger than the other species as an adult and as a larva, and had a greater daily voracity. Size contributed greatly towards variation in longevity and voracity. All species were similar in the time-course of feeding behaviour.

    • Author Affiliations


      B K Agarwala1 A K Bhaumik1 F S Gilbert2

      1. Department of Life Science, Tripura University, Agartala - 799 004, India
      2. Department of Zoology, Nottingham University, Nottingham - NG7 2RD, UK
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