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Species Voria ruralis

Voria ruralis
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 Voriini
No Taxon (Voria group)
Genus Voria
Species ruralis (Voria ruralis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tachina ruralis Fallén, 1810:
Most of North America, Europe, and Asia.
Larvae parasitise moths of the Plusiidae family.
Parasitoid of the cabbage looper caterpillar, possible biocontrol (not very effective if infestation is high). BPDB: Bio-Pesticides DataBase. U. Hertfordshire.
Internet References
Biology of Voria ruralis (Diptera: Tachinidae). On larvae of Trichoplusia ni
Nature Spot. Images. Leicester and Rutland. UK