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Species Acantholespesia comstocki

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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 Exoristinae
Tribe Eryciini
Genus Acantholespesia
Species comstocki (Acantholespesia comstocki)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phorocera comstocki Williston, 1889
Identification
Distinguished from the two other species of Acantholespesia by color pattern, abdomen with basal three quarters of segments 3, 4, and 5 gray with apical quarter contrasting black. (This is not an unusual color pattern for Tachinidae, but the other two species happen not to share it.)
Range
Southeast USA west to New Mexico
Food
Parasitoid of stem-boring Lepidoptera and Diprionidae.
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