Bibio (fly)

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Bibio
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Bibio johannis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Bibionidae
Subfamily: Bibioninae
Genus: Bibio
Geoffroy, 1762
Type species
Tipula hortulanus
Linnaeus, 1758
Species

see text

Synonyms

Bibio, march flies or St. Mark's flies, is a genus of flies (Diptera).

Biology[edit]

Bibio larvae grow up in grassy areas and are herbivores and scavengers feeding on dead vegetation or living plant roots. Some species are found in compost (Hardy, 1981).[1]

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Freeman, Paul; Lane, Richard P. (1985). "Bibionid and Scatopsid flies, Diptera: Bibionidae & Scatopsidae". Handbooks for the identification of British insects 9 (7). London: Royal Entomological Society of London. p. 74.