Competition in natural populations of mycophagous
Families of diptera that seem to include mycophagous
species are: Drosophilidae, Chloropidae, Phoridae, Mycetophilidae, Sciaridae, Tipulidae, Cecidomyiidae, and Platypezidae.
mite--plant mutualisms may be common and important in natural systems.
Thus, for nuclear markers neither of the two mycophagous
Drosophila species exhibited significant genetic differentiation among populations, while populations of D.
In addition, sooty molds commonly grow on leaves covered with honeydew and these molds likely attract a number of insects including certain mycophagous
beetle species (Elton, 1966).
In this study, we present data from a detailed study of the extinction-recolonization dynamics of the mycophagous
beetle Phalacrus substriatus.
Harr., Fraedrich & Aghayeva that causes laurel wilt in redbays and avocados is an excellent potential host for the mycophagous
nematode, Ruehmaphelenchus sp.
Drosophila, for instance, N would be the number of female flies that visit a mushroom to lay eggs.
Comparative biochemistry of mycophagous
and non-my-cophagous grain beetles: chitinolytic activities of foreign and sawtoothed grain beetles.
Previous studies have shown that mycophagous
species of Drosophila can develop on medium containing amanitin concentrations at least an order of magnitude greater than the maximum doses that nonmycophagous species can tolerate (Jaenike et al.
Diet: Unknown, but commonly mites of this family are mycophagous
and saprophagous (Norton & Behan-Pelletier 2009).