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Document Type

Research

Abstract

The family of Diptera known as Tetanoceridae or Marsh Flies includes medium-sized flies, most species of which may be readily recognized by the shape of the head. It is fully as broad as the thorax, quite short, and has a "retreating chin" which gives a characteristic profile. The adults frequent ponds, streams, marshes, and other moist places. The larvae are aquatic. The family is a small one and but remotely economic. The Iowa Insect Survey has been giving especial attention to this family for several seasons. A total of 21 species are known to occur in Iowa. This number will likely be more than doubled as further work is done with the group.

Publication Date

1938

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

45

Issue

1

First Page

283

Last Page

283

Copyright

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

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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