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Genus Mochlosoma

Tachinid Fly - Mochlosoma Mochlosoma illocale Tachinid Fly - Mochlosoma Tachinid Fly - Mochlosoma Hairy calyptrate - muscid or tachinid maybe? - Mochlosoma illocale - female Hairy calyptrate - muscid or tachinid maybe? - Mochlosoma illocale - female Parasitic Fly (Family Tachinidae) - Mochlosoma illocale Parasitic Fly (Family Tachinidae) - Mochlosoma illocale
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Oestroidea
Family Tachinidae (Parasitic Flies)
Subfamily Dexiinae
Tribe Dexiini
Genus Mochlosoma
Explanation of Names
Probably from the Greek words for "lever" and "body".
Identification
Distinguished from most Dexiini by the long, nearly straight or downcurved proboscis. Prosena has a similar proboscis, but a differently shaped face. Ptilodexia is very similar but the rigid part of the proboscis is no longer than head height.
Print References
Reinhard, H. J. 1958. Parasitic flies of the genus Mochlosoma (Tachinidae, Diptera). The Canadian Entomologist 90: 98-110. (Oxford Academic)