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      Two species of Caiusa Surcouf (Diptera: Calliphoridae) new to India, with data on larval behaviour and morphology

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          Caiusa Surcouf ( Diptera : Calliphoridae ) is an Old World genus of blow flies, the larvae of which feed on egg masses in the foam nests of various species of rhacophorid tree frogs. Here, we provide the first records for India (West Bengal, Eastern India) of Caiusa coomani Séguy, 1948 and C. karrakerae Rognes, 2015, together with new information on the behaviour and morphology of their larvae. Active surface swimming to disperse from infested nests is documented in blow fly larvae for the first time, as is the presence of a large internal air sac presumably acting as a floating aid. Chiromantis simus (Annandale, 1915) ( Anura : Rhacophoridae ) egg masses are first recorded as a feeding substrate of Caiusa larvae.

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            Revision of the frog fly genus Caiusa Surcouf 1920 (Diptera Calliphoridae) with a note on the identity of Plinthomyia emimelania Rondani 1875

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                Journal
                Biodivers Data J
                Biodivers Data J
                Biodiversity Data Journal
                Biodiversity Data Journal
                Biodiversity Data Journal
                Pensoft Publishers
                1314-2828
                2018
                10 September 2018
                : 6
                Affiliations
                [1 ] BC Roy Road, nr Shyamkhola More, PO South Jagaddal, Rajpur, South 24 Parganas, Kolkata, West Bengal, India BC Roy Road, nr Shyamkhola More, PO South Jagaddal, Rajpur, South 24 Parganas Kolkata, West Bengal India
                [2 ] University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway University of Stavanger Stavanger Norway
                [3 ] Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom Natural History Museum London United Kingdom
                Author notes
                Corresponding author: Daniel Whitmore ( d.whitmore@ 123456nhm.ac.uk ).

                Academic editor: Vladimir Blagoderov

                [†]

                Deceased author

                Article
                Biodiversity Data Journal 9781
                10.3897/BDJ.6.e27736
                6160781
                Ananda Banerjee, Knut Rognes, Daniel Whitmore

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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                Figures: 10, Tables: 0, References: 13
                Categories
                Short Communications
                Calliphoridae
                Freshwater Biota & Ecosystems
                Taxonomy
                Zoology & Animal Biology
                India

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