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Species Linnaemya comta

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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 Tachininae
Tribe Ernestiini
Genus Linnaemya
Species comta (Linnaemya comta)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tachina comta Fallén, 1810
Bonnetia comta
Range
Widespread in North America and Europe
Food
Larvae are parasitoids of Noctuidae. There is also one record from a Phyllophaga grub.
Remarks
Western specimens tend to be redder than eastern.