volume 168, issue 10, P783-798 2020
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12974
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Andrés Campoy, Andrea Aracil, Celeste Pérez‐Bañón, Santos Rojo

Abstract: There is an important lack of knowledge regarding the mechanisms and morphology of the structures involved in the feeding process of the bee‐mimicking eristaline flower fly species (Diptera: Syrphidae). In order to look more deeply into their larval feeding biology, a morphological study of the head skeleton and the external feeding structures of the three larval instars of Eristalis tenax (L.) and Eristalinus aeneus (Scopoli), important pollinators and bioindicators of water quality, was carried out, using sc…

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