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Volume 68, Issue 2


Description of the larva and pupa of Nasiternella regia Riedel, 1914 (Diptera: Pediciidae) from Slovakia, with notes on ecology and behaviour

Jozef Oboňa
  • Department of Biology and General Ecology, Faculty of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Technical University, T. G. Masaryka 24, SK-96053, Zvolen, Slovakia
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Published Online: 2013-02-23 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-013-0149-7


The previously unknown larvae and pupae of Nasiternella regia Riedel, 1914 (Diptera, Pediciidae) are described and illustrated from specimens collected in water-filled tree holes in deciduous forests in Slovakia. Brief comments on their ecology and behaviour are provided. Comparisons are made to the larvae of Nasiternella varinervis (Zetterstedt, 1851) as described by Krivosheina (2009).

Keywords: Pediciidae; Nasiternella; larva; pupa; water-filled tree holes

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Published Online: 2013-02-23

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Citation Information: Biologia, Volume 68, Issue 2, Pages 345–350, ISSN (Online) 1336-9563, ISSN (Print) 0006-3088, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-013-0149-7.

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