Natural history and description of Aphiura breviceps Schmitz, a scuttle fly (Diptera:Phoridae) whose larvae prey on the eggs of frogs (Anura: Myobatrachidae) in Western Australia

Robert Davis, R.H.L. Disney

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The eggs of the burrow-nesting frogs Heleioporus albopunctatus Gray and H. eyrei Gray are predated by the larvae and females of the scuttle fly Aphiura breviceps . The morphology of the female fly and natural history of the species (adult and larva) are described for the first time.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-21
JournalAustral Entomology
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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