Krivosheina M.G. 2012. Advantages of emergence method, modified for laboratory conditions, for the investigation of soil Diptera (Insecta) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.21. No.2: 139–142 [in English].

A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 119071 Russia, e-mail:

KEY WORDS: Diptera, soil, larva, imago, emergence method, laboratory modification, Vorob’evy Gory Nature Park.

ABSTRACT: Emergence-method, modified for laboratory conditions, is proposed for the investigation of soil Diptera. The method was tested using soil samples from Vorob’evy Gory Nature Park, Moscow. The number of determined Diptera species determined as imagoes increased several times in comparison with those determined from larvae. It was shown that at least 17 species of Diptera are capable to develop to the stage of imago in highly polluted technosols.

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