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Suillia tuberiperda

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Diptera
Family  Heleomyzidae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Species
Class  Insecta
Suborder  Brachycera
Subfamily  Suilliinae
Genus  Suillia
Similar  Suillia pallida, Suillia fuscicornis, Suillia affinis

The truffle fly, Suillia tuberiperda, is a European species of heleomyzidae.

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.

References

Suillia tuberiperda Wikipedia


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