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Species Atacta brasiliensis

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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 Goniini
Genus Atacta
Species brasiliensis (Atacta brasiliensis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Atacta brasiliensis Schiner, 1868
Explanation of Names
It was originally found in Brazil on the Novara Expedition.
Identification
Distinguished from other Atacta by abdomen with yellow to orange tip (gray to yellowish gray in other species) and fewer bristles.
Range
Southeast USA to Brazil and Peru
Remarks
Known to parasitize Noctuoidea and Sphingidae.