Community Dynamics of Carrion Flies and their Parasitoids in Experimental Carcasses in Central Argentina

  title={Community Dynamics of Carrion Flies and their Parasitoids in Experimental Carcasses in Central Argentina},
  author={Moira Batt{\'a}n Horenstein and Adriana Salvo},
  booktitle={Journal of insect science},
Insects are the predominant group regarding both species richness and abundance that develop on carrion. Among them, the most important decomposers using carrion as a source of food for their development are the immature stages of the dipteran families Calliphoridae, Muscidae, and Sarcophagidae. The large numbers of their larvae in carcasses are attacked by a rich community of parasitoids, including species of Braconidae, Ichneumonidae, and Pteromalidae (Hymenoptera: Parasitica). The objective… CONTINUE READING


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