Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science
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Syrphid communities (Syrphidae, Diptera) in basic types of agroecosystems in Karlovo valley (Bulgaria)
E. Markova, T. Teofilova
Abstract: This contribution is the first ecologicaly-faunistic study of the syrphid flies from Karlovo valley. Syrphid cenoses in two basic types of agroecosystems were examined – cereals with merged surface and maize. Fourteen agroecosystems were explored. Main population and cenotic parameters of the syrphid communities were identified and analysed: species composition, evaluated qualitatively and quantitatively; occurrence of the species; population density; general average density; dominant and ecological structure. The study established 14 species syrphid flies. All species were new for the syrphid fauna of the valley.
Keywords: biological control; community; Karlovo valley; syrphid flies; Syrphidae
Date published: 2019-10-01
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