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Redescription of Apiocera clavator with notes on its behavior (Diptera: Apioceridae)

Redescription of Apiocera clavator with notes on its behavior (Diptera: Apioceridae)
Journal Article
1975
Lavigne, R
Annals of the Entomological Society of America
68
673–676
Apiocera (Pyrocera), Apioceridae, biology, Nearctic

The female of Apiocera clavator Painter is described and the male redescribed. Both sexes were collected crawling on a stretch of sand bordering an unidentified stream in the state of Colima, Mexico. Males mated with females without courtship, and the mating position was "tail to tail." Eggs are described and possible mimicry of Efferia albibarbis Macquart (Asilidae) is noted.

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