Baumgart, E, Quicke, D L J and Shaw, Mark R (2003) Sturmia bella (Meigen) (Dipt.:Tachinidae) and the strand that is not silk. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation, 115 (0013-8). pp. 127-129. ISSN 0013-08916

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Abstract

Tests conducted on strands left hanging from Lepidoptera pupae from which larvae of the parasitoid tachinid fly Sturmia bella have egressed show that this substance is best regarded as mucous containing glycoproteins, and that it should not be referred to as silk.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Natural Sciences
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Date Deposited: 12 May 2011 14:23
Last Modified: 12 May 2011 14:23
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/506

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