Predators - Diptera

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Aphidoletes aphidimyza larva feeding on pea aphids (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University
Source: Wikimedia Commons

predators - Diptera

The Diptera are a large order of insects with only one pair of wings. Many are of medical importance like the mosquitoes and the sand flies or are plant pests like the fruit flies and the gall midges. However, several species are beneficial as predators of insect pests or as parasitoids (see Diptera - parasitoids).

This group refers to predatory species only, for other groups of Diptera see:
Diptera (plant parasitic)
medical/veterinary Diptera
Diptera (weed bioagents)

The following families which include predators are currently entered in the system: