Afrotropical Asilidae (Diptera) 21: Observations on the biology and immature stages of Damalis femoralis Ricardo, 1925 (Trigonomiminae)

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Various aspects of the biology of the grassland asilid Damalis femoralis Ricardo are described and discussed, including prey capture, prey preferences, mating, and oviposition. The egg and first larval instar are described and compared with those known for other asilids. The importance of these predatory flies in grassland ecology is briefly discussed.

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  • Afrotropical Asilidae
  • Damalis femoralis
  • Diptera
  • Grassland asilids
  • Grassland ecology
  • Insect predators
  • Robber flies
  • Trigonomiminae

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  • Jason G H Londt

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