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Genus Hubneria

Parasitic Fly - Hubneria estigmenensis - male Parasitic Fly - Hubneria estigmenensis - male Parasitic Fly - Hubneria estigmenensis - male Fly - Hubneria estigmenensis Fly - Hubneria estigmenensis Fly - Hubneria estigmenensis
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 Eryciini
Genus Hubneria
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hubneria Robineau-Desvoidy, 1848
Explanation of Names
Probably named for Jacob Hübner. Some spell the genus name Huebneria, but that is technically incorrect because the original spelling of the genus did not have an umlaut.
Food
Parasitoid primarily of tiger moths in tribe Arctiini. The American estigmenensis is recorded only from subtribe Spilosomina. The European affinis is additionally known from Arctia and "rarer on hairy caterpillars of other families."(1)
Remarks
The only North American species, estigmenensis, is widespread in northern North America south to Arizona in mountains.
Works Cited
1.The Tachinids (Diptera: Tachinidae) of Central Europe: Identification Keys for the Species and Data on Distribution and Ecology
Hans-Peter Tschorsnig and Benno Herting. 1994. State Museum of Natural Science, Stuttgart.