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Ethology of Neoaratus abludo Daniels (Diptera: Asilidae) in South Australia, with notes on N. pelago (Walker) and N. rufiventris (Macquart)


Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 942: 253-262
Ethology of Neoaratus abludo Daniels (Diptera: Asilidae) in South Australia, with notes on N. pelago (Walker) and N. rufiventris (Macquart)
The predatory and mating behaviours of Neoaratus abludo were studied in paddocks south of Aldinga, SA. Although prey taken by N. abludo represented 5 insect orders, 62.5% of the prey were honey bees The majority of matings, in the tail-to-tail position, took place in the afternoon.


Accession: 002373720



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