Review of Otites Latreille (Diptera: Ulidiidae) from Israel with two new species and notes on biology and behavior.

@article{Morgulis2013ReviewOO,
  title={Review of Otites Latreille (Diptera: Ulidiidae) from Israel with two new species and notes on biology and behavior.},
  author={Elizabeth Morgulis},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2013},
  volume={3619},
  pages={
          541-53
        }
}
  • E. Morgulis
  • Published 4 March 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Zootaxa
The genus Otites Latreille was recorded for the first time from Israel during the study of Ulidiidae in the local fauna in 2009-2012, with three species occurring here: O. grata Loew, O. nox n. sp. and O. vitalyi n. sp. The three species are described and illustrated, and a key for their identification is provided. [...] Key Result Laboratory behavioral observations on live O. grata individuals revealed a new mating trophallaxis behavior: a transfer of substance, during copulation, through the genital tracts of…Expand
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