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Bibio (fly)

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Bibio, march flies or St. Mark's flies, is a genus of flies (Diptera).

Biology

Bibio larvae grow up in grassy areas and are herbivores and scavengers feeding on dead vegetation or living plant roots. Some species are found in compost.[1]

In some areas, Bibio flies are regular flower visitors and they are suggested to be pollinators of several plant species,[2][3] such as the Heracleum sphondylium and Hieracium pilosella.[4]

Species

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References

  1. ^ Freeman, Paul; Lane, Richard P. (1985). "Bibionid and Scatopsid flies, Diptera: Bibionidae & Scatopsidae". Handbooks for the identification of British insects. 9 (7): 74. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ Peter Goldblatt; John C. Manning & Peter Bernhardt (July 2005). "The Floral Biology of Melasphaerula (Iridaceae: Crocoideae): Is This Monotypic Genus Pollinated by March Flies (Diptera: Bibionidae)?". Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. 92 (2): 268–274. JSTOR 3298518. INIST:16975891.
  3. ^ Flies and flowers II: Floral attractants and rewards Woodcock et al. (2014) Journal of Pollination Ecology 12:63-94
  4. ^ Van Der Kooi, C. J.; Pen, I.; Staal, M.; Stavenga, D. G.; Elzenga, J. T. M. (2015). "Competition for pollinators and intra-communal spectral dissimilarity of flowers". Plant Biology. 18 (1): 56–62. doi:10.1111/plb.12328. PMID 25754608.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Loew, Hermann (1864). "Diptera Americae septentrionalis indigena. Centuria quinta". Berl. Ent. Z. 8 (1–2): 49–104. doi:10.1002/mmnd.18640080105. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Durrenfeldt, A. (1968). "Dipteren aus dem Oberpliozan von Willershausen". Beih. Ber. Naturhist. Ges. Hannover. 6: 43–81.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Yang, C.-k.; Luo, K. (1989). "New species and new records of March flies from Shaanxi, China (Diptera: Bibionidae)". Entomotaxonomia. 11: 141–156.
  8. ^ a b c McAtee, W. L. (1923). "Descriptions of Bibio (Diptera) from the Carolinas". Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 25: 62–64. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  9. ^ a b Hardy, D. E. (1968). "Bibionidae (Diptera) of New Guinea" (PDF). Pacific Insects. 10 (3–4): 443–513. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  10. ^ a b c d Fitzgerald, Scott J. (1997). "A revision of Bibio (Diptera: Bibionidae) of Mexico and Central America". Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 123 (4): 225–287.
  11. ^ a b c d Yang, C.-k. (1997). Diptera: Bibionidae. Pp. 1441-1447. In Yang, X. (ed.), Insects of the Three Gorge Reservoir area of Yangtze River. Part 2. Chongqing: Chongqing Publ. House. pp. [4]+x+975–1847+[1].
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Bibio (fly): Brief Summary

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Bibio, march flies or St. Mark's flies, is a genus of flies (Diptera).

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