Re: [beemonitoring] flies on the bee
- Dear Asif Sajjad,
I looked at your photo. I think that the flies are just after dead meat. And were not originally associated with the bee. Is this Apis dorsata? Looks big to me.
USDA, ARS retired
Those flies are milichiids.
The world authority for that family is Dr Irina Brake of the Natural History Museum, London .
F. Christian Thompson
Systematic Entomology Lab., ARS, USDA
c/o Smithsonian Institution MRC-0169
PO Box 37012
Washington, D. C. 20013-7012
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www.diptera.org Diptera Website
From: email@example.com [mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org ] On Behalf Of Asif Sajjad
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2008 4:48 PM
Subject: [beemonitoring] flies on the bee
I am PhD student at B. Z University Pakitan. Few days ago I came across a dead honey bee in a mustard crop with many small dipteran on it. I guess these flies may be some parasitoids.
Give some comments on it please.
B. Z University, Multan ,