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Subfamily Dexiinae

Fly (Tachinidae) - Zelia vertebrata - male Small black walking fly - Periscepsia Unknown Tephritidae - Oestrophasia signifera Fly - Zelia vertebrata - male Zelia - Zelia vertebrata - female Uramya indita Tachinidae? - Periscepsia laevigata Fly
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Oestroidea
Family Tachinidae
Subfamily Dexiinae
Numbers
ca. 240 spp. in 75 genera of 13 tribes in our area(1)
Life Cycle
Nearly all members of this subfamily are said to be parasitic on Coleoptera or Lepidoptera larvae