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Species Leschenaultia halisidotae

Leschenaultia halisidotae - male Leschenaultia halisidotae - male
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 Leschenaultia
Species halisidotae (Leschenaultia halisidotae)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leschenaultia halisidotae Brooks, 1946
BC-CA east to QC-VA-TN.(1)
Larvae are parasitoids of caterpillars of genera Halysidota & Lophocampa.(1)
Life Cycle
Like other members of tribe Goniini, lays micro-type eggs on food plants of hosts near feeding damage, which are then accidentally consumed by host caterpillars. The eggs hatch upon ingestion, and larvae develop inside the caterpillar.