The kleptoparasitic habits of Musca albina Wiedemann, 1830 (Diptera: Muscidae)

S. A. Marshall, A. C. Pont

Abstract


Musca albina is reported as kleptoparasitic on dung-rolling scarab beetles in Namibia, where female flies were observed following dung-rolling Scarabaeus damarensis and ovipositing in partially buried dung balls. This is a first record of kleptoparasitism in the Muscidae.

To cite this paper: Marshall, S.A. & Pont, A.C. 2013. The kleptoparasitic habits of Musca albina Wiedemann, 1830 (Diptera: Muscidae). African Invertebrates 54 (2): 427–430.

Published electronically: 8 October 2013
urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:91DC43DA-4CC7-4F3A-A645-D0DE3E4F7AF0


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