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Sphaerocerid feeding habits for adult flies
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Posted on 05-02-2014 15:06

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Dear dipterists
Anybody have a clue, if adult sphaerocerid flies feed (and thus defaecate) ?
Paul Beuk
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Posted on 05-02-2014 15:59
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I think they feed by 'drinking' from the substrate. I know they defecate because when I have larger number of flies in my exhauster its surface hets riddles with small drop(ping)s.

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Posted on 05-02-2014 17:03

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Thanks, Paul, very helpful :-) !
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