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Eristalinus fly in and above the vegetation, frequently basking in sunny spots. E. aeneus is regularly found hovering above bare soil or stones. Their behaviour is reminiscent of Muscid flies, but their eyes are covered with dark spots. The larvae have an elongated anal segment and live in a (semi)-aquatic environment, filtering bacteria and organic material. This chapter also contains a diagrammatic representation of Eriozona erraticus, habitus of female (Verlinden) and Eristalinus sepulcralis, habitus of male (Verlinden).

Keywords: E. aeneus; Eristalinus; Muscid flies; sunny spots



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