Very little is known about the biology of this fly. Adults are active for a few weeks during August and September. A female lays up to 40 eggs in the sand and larvae hatch 11 to 12 days later. The larvae develop entirely below ground - this stage is believed to last for two years before adults emerge.
- Delhi Sands Flower-Loving Fly (Diptera: Apioceridae) (Essig Musuem of Entomology, University of California, Berkeley)
- Flies: Delhi Sands flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus abdominalis), The Xerces Society
- Protecting a Flower-loving Fly (S. Grandberry and C. Nagano, Endangered Species Bulletin, vol. 23, no. 5, September/October 1998)
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