Hilarella hilarella (Zetterstedt) (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) Parasitic Upon a Rhaphidophorid (Orthoptera: Gryllacrididae)

Paul H. Arnaud, Stanford University


The larval stages of Hilarella hilarella (Zett.) have been previously reported as living on the stores in the nests of fossorial Hymenoptera. This fly is here reported as parasitizing an insect host without the intervention of any hymenopterous insect.