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Evidence for community structure and habitat partitioning by stiletto flies (Diptera: Therevidae) at the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dune System

By Kevin C. Holston

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This study provides empirical evidence for habitat selection by North American species of stiletto flies (Diptera: Therevidae), based on local distributions of adults and immatures, and the first hypothesis of community assemblages proposed for a stiletto fly community. Sites at three localities within the Guadalupe-Nipomo dune system were sampled for stiletto flies in 1997 and 2001 by sifting sand, malaise trapping, and hand netting. Nine species were collected from four ecological zones and three intermediat

Year: 2005
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