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For the United States & Canada

Species Chetogena tachinomoides

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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 Exoristini
Genus Chetogena
Species tachinomoides (Chetogena tachinomoides)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euphorocera tachinomoides Townsend, 1892
Phorocera tachinomoides
Explanation of Names
Probably named for its similarity to Tachinomyia.
Range
Western North America (including Great Plains)
Food
Parasitoid of caterpillars of several families of butterflies and moths.