Multitrofic association between Raulí (Nothofagus alpina), Dihueñe (Cyttaria espinosae) and Anastomyza flies (Diptera: Heleomyzidae), La Araucanía Region, Chile
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asociaciones ontogenéticas
interacciones multitróficas
parásitos biotróficos biotrophic parasites
multitrophic interactions
ontogenetic associations

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Aguilera, A.; Villagra, C. Multitrofic Association Between Raulí (Nothofagus alpina), Dihueñe (Cyttaria Espinosae) and Anastomyza Flies (Diptera: Heleomyzidae), La Araucanía Region, Chile. Gayana 2021, 85, 158-165.


In this work we characterize the association between Nothofagus alpina (Nothofagaceae), Cyttaria espinosae Lloyd, (1917) (Leotiomycetes) and Anastomyza flies (Heleomyzidae). These dipterans were found as larvae mainly in C. espinosae with mature stromata, and as adults over open apothecia. This suggests that beside of feeding on reproductive structures, these Anastomyza may contribute with spore dispersion. We discuss about the factors allow the preservation of plant-fungi-insect ecological associations.
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