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Genus Actia

Tachinid ex tortricid witch hazel leafroller - Actia diffidens - female Tachinidae, lateral - Actia interrupta Tachinidae, lateralX - Actia interrupta Tachinidae, frontal - Actia interrupta Tachinidae, ex Dichomeris, lateral - Actia Tachinidae, ex Dichomeris, wing - Actia Unknown Diptera - Actia interrupta Unknown Diptera - Actia interrupta
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 Siphonini
Genus Actia
Explanation of Names
Actia Robineau-Desvoidy 1830
8 spp. in our area(1), ~70 total(2)
The genus Actia is now restricted to Siphonini with incomplete anal vein and a row of hairs along the katepisternum in front of the mid coxa.