Ento-musings from the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Flies of the Small-Headed Sort

The only flies more adorable than the big-headed ones (Pipunculidae) are their unrelated counterpoints, the flies of the Acroceridae. I was thrilled to find one (Acrocera orbiculata) on June 1 in Berea, KY, near the eponymous College's community garden. Inspired by this discovery, I've written a full-blown blog post on the Acroceridae (and their kin, the Nemestrinidae). These absurdly proportioned insects are seldom collected, and are especially rare in the United States east of the Mississippi. And yes: they are parasitoids. Heck, I should just call my personal blog Parasitoids, et al. and be done with it...  

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