Flower visiting flies of Kolkata and surroundings (Diptera : Insecta)

By: Bulganin Mitra, Dhriti Banerjee, Manu Mukherjee, K. Bhattacharya and P. Parui

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Contents Preface. Introduction. What are the two winged flies. Study areas. Diversity of flower visiting flies and fly pollination. Family Stratiomyidae 1. Sargus metallinus (Fabricius). 2. Oplodontha rubrithorax (Macquart). 3. Microchrysa flaviventris (Wiedemann). Family Tabanidae 4. Chrysops dispar (Fabricius). Family Bombyliidae 5. Petrorossia ceylonica (Brunetti). 6. Villa aureohirta (Brunetti). 7. Villa panisca (Rossi). Family Syrphidae 8. Asarkina (Asarkina)ericetorum (Fabricius). 9. Episyrphus balteatus (De Geer). 10. Ischiodon scutellaris (Fabricius). 11. Baccha (allobaccha) ampithoe walker. 12. Paragus serratus (fabricius). 13. Eristalinus (Eristalinus) arvorum (Fabricius). 14. Eristalinus (Eristalinus) obscuritarsis (de Meijere). 15. Eristalinus (Eristalinus) quinquestriatus (Fabricius). 16. Mesembrius bengalensis (Wiedemann). 17. Mesembrius quadrivittatus (Wiedemann). 18. Syritta indica (Wiedemann). Family Tephritidae 19. Bactrocera (Bactrocera) cucurbitae Coquillett). 20. Campiglossa cribellata Bezzii. Family Muscidae 21. Musca (Musca) domestica linnaeus. 22. Musca (Byomya) ventrosa Wiedemann. 23. Orthellia timorensis Robineau Desvoidy. Family Calliphoridae 24. Lucilia porphyrina (Fabricius). 25. Stomorhina discolor (Fabricius). 26. Hemipyrellia ligurriens (Wiedemann). 27. Hemipyrellia pulchra (Wiedemann). 28. Isomyia viridaurea (Wiedemann). 29. Phaenicia cuprina (Wiedemann). 30. Phaenicia sericata (Meigen). 31. Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius). Family Sarcophagidae 32. Iranihindia futilis (Senior White). Family Tachinidae 33. Thelaira macropus (Wiedemann). Threats and conservation. Suggested readings. Table I Dipteran flower visitors and their visited plant species in and around Kolkata. Table II Plant species and dipteran their flower visitors in and around Kolkata. From the preface Handbook on Flower visiting Diptera is the emphasis on the association between the flies and the flowers of the trees shrubs herbs gardens and medicinal plants. The very reason of structuring this handbook is that the beginner will be able to relate the flowers and the insects together as an integral part of a given ecosystem and biodiversity strategies. The diptera are probably the second most common order of flower visitors and pollinators worldwide and may rival even the hymenopterans in their diversity especially in tropical countries. Today flies are being considered seriously as alternative pollinating agents of several cash crops and play a major role in maintenance of ecosystem diversity and ensuring food security. Printed Pages: 56. (Printed on Imported Art paper with colour photographs)

Title: Flower visiting flies of Kolkata and surroundings (Diptera : Insecta)

Author Name: Bulganin Mitra, Dhriti Banerjee, Manu Mukherjee, K. Bhattacharya and P. Parui

Categories: Zoology, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Kolkata, India, Zoological Survey of India: 2008

ISBN: 8181711920

ISBN 13: 9788181711922

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

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