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Species Ormia brevicornis

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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 Tachininae
Tribe Ormiini
Genus Ormia
Species brevicornis (Ormia brevicornis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ormia brevicornis Townsend, 1919
Explanation of Names
The holotype has a short third segment of antenna, but Sabrosky (1953) concluded this was individual variation rather than a common character of the species.
Remarks
Sabrosky (1953) divided this species into a northern subspecies O. brevicornis nuttingi (host Neoconocephalus spp.) and a southern subspecies O. brevicornis brevicornis (host unknown).