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    Author(s): Gregory W. Courtney
    Date: 1998
    Source: Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 100(4), 1998, pp. 742-745
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Description

    A method for obtaining reared adults of net-winged midges (Diptera: Blephariceridae) is presented. Rocks with attached pupae are removed from the stream and placed in a container maintained at high humidity. Survival and emergence rates exceeding 60% were recorded for several species of Nearctic Blephaecera. This method is ideal for associating pupae and adults of blepharicerids and other torrenticolous flies.

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    Courtney, Gregory W. 1998. A Method for Rearing Pupae of Net-Winged Midges (Diptera: Blephariceridae) and Other Torrenticolous Flies. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 100(4), 1998, pp. 742-745

    Keywords

    net-winged midges, Blephariceridae, rearing, pupal-adult associations

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