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Species Phytomyptera johnsoni

Fly - Phytomyptera johnsoni Fly - Phytomyptera johnsoni - female Fly - Phytomyptera johnsoni - female Fly - Phytomyptera johnsoni - female Fly - Phytomyptera johnsoni - female
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 Tachininae
Tribe Graphogastrini
Genus Phytomyptera
Species johnsoni (Phytomyptera johnsoni)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Clausicella johnsoni Coquillett, 1897
Explanation of Names
Named for entomologist C. W. Johnson who collected the type specimen.
Identification
Note the large bristle above the node of Rs, the obtuse bend of vein M, wing pattern, and broad fore tarsi of female. Each of these characters occurs in other Tachinidae; they are useful in combination. The most similar species, Phytomyptera erotema, lacks the broad fore tarsi and has slightly different markings.
Range
Eastern USA
Remarks
Life cycle is unknown. Related species are parasitoids of caterpillars.