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Species Cryptomeigenia demylus

Oestroidean fly, maybe a tachinid.  ID would be well received. - Cryptomeigenia demylus - female Oestroidean fly, maybe a tachinid.  ID would be well received. - Cryptomeigenia demylus - female Fly - Cryptomeigenia demylus - male Fly - Cryptomeigenia demylus - female Fly - Cryptomeigenia demylus - female Tachinid - Cryptomeigenia demylus - female Tachinid - Cryptomeigenia demylus - female Tachinid - Cryptomeigenia demylus - female
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 Blondeliini
Genus Cryptomeigenia
Species demylus (Cryptomeigenia demylus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tachina demylus Walker, 1849
Cryptomeigenia ontario Curran, 1926
Identification
The form of the ovipositor is distinctive. Also, there are only two presutural acrostichal bristles; most species of the genus have three.
Range
Eastern North America