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A wide variety of blood-feeding Diptera feed on extrafloral sugar sources such as homopteran honeydew. The significance of these sugar sources to insect survival and disease transmission is poorly known. Culicoides sonorensis, a biting midge, can survive on plant sugars but might also feed on...

Reeves, W. K.; Jones, G. Z.
Brigham Young University, Provo, USA
Western North American Naturalist, 2010, 70, 1, pp 114-116