Brown Drake Mayfly
We know that parasites and infectious agents can have a large effect on the populations and distributions of terrestrial insects. What effect do they have on aquatic insects? This question is more difficult to study in aquatic insects due to difficulties in sampling and rearing. Parasites of many terrestrial insects have been characterized, especially those of economic importance. What about the parasites of aquatic insects?
New molecular techniques are making the…
Source: Living With Insects Blog