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Document Type

Research

Abstract

The Dolichopidae are small flies not exceeding eight millimeters in length, and are almost always bright metallic green or blue in color. The adults are found especially ahundant on plants around sand and mud, as well as on rocks and plants in the water. They are predaceous flies living on small, soft bodied insects. The genera Laxina, Condylostylus and Sciapus may be found on leaves of shaded flowers in search of food. These flies may be readily distinguished from the members of other families by the absence of a cross vein between the discal and the second basal cell, these uniting to form a single cell.

Publication Date

1938

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

45

Issue

1

First Page

281

Last Page

282

Copyright

© Copyright 1938 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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