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Species Cephenemyia phobifer

Eristalis - Cephenemyia phobifer Cephenemyia? - Cephenemyia phobifer on the tree trunk - Cephenemyia phobifer on the tree trunk - Cephenemyia phobifer Deer Bot Fly - Cephenemyia phobifer Deer Bot Fly - Cephenemyia phobifer Bombus-mimic Fly [=Cephenemyia? phobifer??] ID Request - Cephenemyia phobifer Cephenemyia phobifer? - Cephenemyia phobifer
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Oestroidea
Family Oestridae (Bot Flies)
Subfamily Oestrinae (Nose Bot Flies)
Genus Cephenemyia (Deer Bot Flies)
Species phobifer (Cephenemyia phobifer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cephenemyia phobifera (apparently, unjustified emendation)
Explanation of Names
Cephenemyia phobifer (Clark 1815)
phobifer = 'fearsome, terrifying'
Identification
"Probably C. phobifera, based on the eastern distribution, yellow-haired mesonotum lacking a black crossband and entirely black-haired abdomen."
-comment by Ray Fisher, here.
Life Cycle
Utilizes White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and Moose (Alces alces) as larval hosts.
Internet References
Fact sheet (Michigan wildlife disease manual)