The Phoretic Association of Urnatella gracilis (Entoprocta:Urnatellidae) and Nanocladius downesi (Diptera:Chironomidae) on Corydalus cornutus (Megaloptera:Corydalidae)

@inproceedings{Tracy1983ThePA,
  title={The Phoretic Association of Urnatella gracilis (Entoprocta:Urnatellidae) and Nanocladius downesi (Diptera:Chironomidae) on Corydalus cornutus (Megaloptera:Corydalidae)},
  author={Bryn H. Tracy and Donald H. Hazelwood},
  year={1983}
}
Colonies of Urnatella gracilis Leidy and Nanocladius downesi (Steffan), Polypedilum sp. and Rheotanytarsus sp. larvae were discovered living phoretically on Corydalus cornutus (L.) larvae collected in the James River, Missouri. This is the first record for a phoretic association between U. gracilis and C. cornutus and the first record for chironomids living phoretically on C. cornutus in Missouri. Phoresy seems to provide U. gracilis with mobility and despersal within and out of the original… CONTINUE READING

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