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Species Microchaetina mexicana

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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 Dexiinae
Tribe Dexiini
Genus Microchaetina
Species mexicana (Microchaetina mexicana)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rhinophora mexicana Townsend, 1892
Microchaetina setifacies Reinhard, 1942
Explanation of Names
The species was originally found in New Mexico. It is in fact widespread in the western United States and Great Plains.