Suillia tuberiperda

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Suillia tuberiperda
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S. tuberiperda
Binomial name
Suillia tuberiperda
(Róndani, 1867)
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The truffle fly, Suillia tuberiperda, is a European species of heleomyzidae.[1]

Its larvae develop in truffles, a behavior exploited in the search for truffles. The eggs are deposited in the soil above the fruiting bodies, and the emerging larvae dig for the truffles.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fauna Europaea". European Commission. Retrieved 20 January 2012.
  2. ^ Behr, André (31 December 2006). "Die Trüffel-Plantage". Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Retrieved 27 July 2013.