Notes on the behaviour of the robber fly, Mallophora ruficauda, preying on honey bees in Argentina

publication date: Jan 22, 2010
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Bee World Vol.79 (2) 1998 pp.69-70
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Article TitleNotes on the behaviour of the robber fly, Mallophora ruficauda, preying on honey bees in Argentina 
Author(s)

Jorge Marcangeli

Abstract

The robber fly, Mallophora ruficauda (Asilidae), is one of 52 species of this family recorded for Argentina1. In recent years, this fly has caused severe damage to honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies and a great decrease in honey production in Buenos Aires

Keywords robber fly, Mallophora ruficauda (Asilidae), Argentina, Buenos Aires
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