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Genus Amobia

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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 Sarcophagidae (Flesh Flies)
Subfamily Miltogramminae (Satellite Flies)
Genus Amobia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Amobia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830
Identification
Distinguished from other Miltogramminae by the Sarcophaga-like stripes and proclinate orbitals replaced by a row of several small hairs giving the appearance of two rows of frontal bristles.
Remarks
"Larvae of this genus develop on the provisions in nests of sphecid wasps such as Sceliphron and Trypoxylon, and vespids such as Symmorphus, Eumenes, and Stenodynerus." (Downes, 1965)(1)
Works Cited
1.A Catalog of the Diptera of America North of Mexico
Alan Stone, et al. 1965. United States Department of Agriculture.