Death comes on two wings: a review of dipteran natural enemies of arachnids

  title={Death comes on two wings: a review of dipteran natural enemies of arachnids},
  author={Jessica P. Gillung and Christopher J. Borkent},
  journal={The Journal of Arachnology},
  pages={1 - 19}
Abstract Though the best known natural enemies of arachnids are Hymenoptera, Diptera also form an important group of arachnid enemies, attacking 31 spider families in all three suborders of Araneae, as well as members of the Acari, Amblypygi and Scorpiones. Some species of Bombyliidae, Chloropidae, Drosophilidae, Ephydridae, Phoridae and Sarcophagidae are known to attack eggs of several families of arachnids, acting as predators, parasitoids and/or parasites of egg sacs. Alternatively, members… 
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