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Species Phytomyptera melissopodis

Tachinid Fly - Phytomyptera melissopodis - male Tachinid Fly - Phytomyptera melissopodis - male Phytomyptera melissopodis - male Tachinid Fly  - Phytomyptera melissopodis Tachinid Fly  - Phytomyptera melissopodis Tachinid Fly  - Phytomyptera melissopodis
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 melissopodis (Phytomyptera melissopodis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plectops melissopodis Coquillett, 1897
Elfia melissopodis
Phytomyptera melissopodis
Identification
Distinguished from other eastern Phytomyptera with similar color pattern by presence of three small bristles near the tip of vein R1 and male antenna triangular (not split into two forks).
Range
Contiguous USA and southern Canada.
Food
The type specimen was reared from Cydia latiferreana(1) (then in genus Melissopus, the source of the species name). The host catalog also lists the weevil genus Curculio. Both moth and weevil are associated with acorns and other tree nuts.
Works Cited
1.Filbertworm Moth