Sphaeroceridae


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Sphaeroceridae

[‚sfir·ō′ser·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of myodarian cyclorrhaphous dipteran insects in the subsection Acalypteratae.
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1 + 0 PF A SYRPHIDAE 29 Eristalis sp + 0 PF A 30 Anastrepha * 0 PF A 31 Syrphus + 0 PF A SPHAEROCERIDAE 32 Leptocera sp.
Sciaridae sp.9 2 1 Sciaridae sp.10 2 1 Sciaridae sp.11 1 1 Sciaridae sp.12 1 1 Sphaeroceridae Sphaeroceridae sp.1 .
They belonged to 16 families: Calliphoridae, Muscidae, Fanniidae, Anthomyidae, Scatophagidae, Sarcophagidae, Syrphidae, Piophilidae, Ulidiidae, Phoridae, Sphaeroceridae, Empididae, Chloropidae, Sciaridae, Psycodidae and Mycetophilidae.
Ecological aspects of Sphaeroceridae (Diptera: Acalyptratae) in dry tropical forest of the Colombian Caribbean
Dichas familias fueron: Sphaeroceridae, Staphylinidae, Lycosidae, Cicadellidae y Chloropidae con correlaciones positivas y, solo Tenebrionidae con correlacion negativa.
Los saprofagos en el suelo del bosque estuvieron representados por las familias Forficulidae, Scarabaeidae, Phoridae (2%), Sphaeroceridae (0.3%), Termitidae (0.3%), Nitidulidae (0.2%) y Curculionidae (0.6%).
It has variously been placed in the Calyptratae (Pont 1980: 713); or as a possible transitional family between acalyptrate and calyptrate flies, and probably closest to the Scathophagidae (as Cordyluridae) (van Emden 1950); or as related to families of acalyptrate flies, including Sphaeroceridae (as Borboridae) (Austen 1936) and Heleomyzidae (Sphaeroceroidea) (McAlpine 1989: 1484).
Sphaeroceridae (42%) was the dominant family in dung baited traps, followed by Cecidomyiidae (14%) and Phoridae (12%).
Systematics of Bitheca, a new genus of new world Sphaeroceridae (Diptera).
Additionally, species of Piophilidae, Phoridae, Stratiomyiidae, Ulidiidae, Sphaeroceridae, Sepsidae, and Syrphidae have been recorded to feed on carcasses and cadavers (Catts & Goff 1992; Vasconcelos et al.
1999), including other scarab beetles (Howden 1955) and specialized phoretic Diptera in the family Sphaeroceridae. The association between Scarabaeus L.
On the backs of beetles that were walking along the surface of the sand, those rolling balls, and those buried with a ball, several flies were observed that belong to the genus Ceroptera close to rufitarsis Meigen (Diptera: Sphaeroceridae); these flies stayed on the beetle's bodies, even during abrupt movements.