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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They belonged to 16 families: Calliphoridae, Muscidae, Fanniidae, Anthomyidae, Scatophagidae, Sarcophagidae, Syrphidae, Piophilidae, Ulidiidae, Phoridae, Sphaeroceridae, Empididae, Chloropidae, Sciaridae, Psycodidae and Mycetophilidae.
Los saprofagos en el suelo del bosque estuvieron representados por las familias Forficulidae, Scarabaeidae, Phoridae (2%), Sphaeroceridae (0.
Dichas familias fueron: Sphaeroceridae, Staphylinidae, Lycosidae, Cicadellidae y Chloropidae con correlaciones positivas y, solo Tenebrionidae con correlacion negativa.
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.
Kleptoparasitic behaviour has been noted in four genera of Sphaeroceridae and one species of sarcophagid, Ravinia derelicta (Walker), described by Sivinski (1983) as a facultative kleptoparasite in scarab dung balls.
La familia Phoridae hizo su reaparicion y el numero de individuos de la familia Sphaeroceridae aumento en comparacion con las fases anteriores.
Diptera occurring in the parietal zone are far more numerous and better documented, and include examples in the families Camillidae, Milichiidae, Phoridae and Sphaeroceridae, etc.
McAlpine (1985) included the following families in the Heleomyzidae: Borboropsidae, Chiropteromyzidae, Cnemospathidae, Heteromyzidae, Notomyzidae, Rhinotoridae and Trixoscelididae, but excluded Chyromyidae and Sphaeroceridae although he accepted that these two families were closely related to the Heleomyzidae.