The Biology of Acroceridae (Diptera): True Endoparasitoids of Spiders

@inproceedings{Schlinger1987TheBO,
  title={The Biology of Acroceridae (Diptera): True Endoparasitoids of Spiders},
  author={Evert I. Schlinger},
  year={1987}
}
The dipterous parasitoids and predators of spiders are restricted to a few families of Diptera and vary considerably in their mode of action. Members of the families Drosophilidae, Phoridae, Chloropidae, and Sarcophagidae are known to predate on eggs of several families of spiders (Clausen 1940; Eason et al. 1967). Recently, the first endoparasitic member of the family Tachinidae, Lypha sp., was reported to attack the fossorial spider Atypoides riversi in California (Vincent 1985). The only… 
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