Halictidae and parasitoid fly (behaviour)

Halictidae and parasitoid fly (behaviour)

Postby rafael_carbonell on 31 Oct 2015, 17:07

In the last early spring I was looking at a road margin south facing slope (in an oak Quercus ilex forest) and found this bee that seems Halictidae just resting meanwhile another member got inside a hole. But later, at the entrance of the hole was a fly that could be Sarcophagidae: Miltogramminae, as they have this behaviour.

Iberian peninsula: Catalogne: Girona province: Beuda: 395 masl, 2015/04/11.
(if somebody could confirm or knows which Halictidae species nest at holes in slopes in that period or which Sarcophagidae species could be, please comment)
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Re: Halictidae and parasitoid fly (behaviour)

Postby rafael_carbonell on 31 Oct 2015, 17:13

At diptera.info site Tony Irwin & Paul Beuk told me that parasites Halictidae:
- Bombyliidae,
- Metopia argyrocephala (Miltogramminae, Sarcophagidae),
- Thecophora y Zodion (Conopidae) &
- Leucophora sociata (Anthomyiidae)
(Tony Irwin & Paul Beuk @ diptera.info)
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Re: Halictidae and parasitoid fly (behaviour)

Postby rafael_carbonell on 25 Jan 2018, 22:35

The fly could be Cacoxenus indagator (Drosophilidae)
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