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Species Clausicella floridensis

Big antenna leaf fly - Clausicella floridensis In profile - Clausicella floridensis
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 Leskiini
Genus Clausicella
Species floridensis (Clausicella floridensis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Siphophyto floridensis Townsend, 1892
Clausicella floridensis
Identification
Typical specimens have 3 postsutural dorsocentrals evenly spaced with none notably weak, no median marginals on T3, proboscis shorter than head, and a black abdomen with narrow basal white bands.
Range
Widespread in United States and southern Canada, despite being named for Florida
Food
Larvae are parasitoids of Lepidoptera (recorded from Pyralidae and Olethreutidae).