Limnophora Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830

Ivkovic, Marija & Pont, Adrian C., 2015, New records of Muscidae (Diptera) from Mediterranean countries, ZooKeys 496, pp. 131-144 : 136

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.496.9445

publication LSID

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scientific name

Limnophora Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Diptera Muscidae

Genus Limnophora Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830

Remarks.

A large genus, found in all biogeographic regions. There are 27 species in Europe of which 13 are known from the Balkan Peninsula. Species of the genus Limnophora are usually associated with clean water courses ( Rozkošný and Gregor 2004) although Skidmore (1985) writes that Limnophora riparia ( Fallén) can tolerate high levels of pollution. Both adults and larvae are predaceous ( Werner and Pont 2006). The larvae of many species are found among aquatic mosses in streams and rivers ( Rozkošný and Gregor 2004). A key to Croatian species, with four new records and one new species, was given by Pont and Ivković (2013).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Muscidae