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subgenus Sphyrimyia

Tachinid Fly - Peleteria Tachinid? - Peleteria Fly - Peleteria Tachinid on Euphorbia - Peleteria - female ID for a Tachinid fly? - Peleteria - male - female Fly - Peleteria Archytas? - Peleteria - female Peleteria? - Peleteria
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 Tachinini
Genus Peleteria
No Taxon subgenus Sphyrimyia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sphyrimyia Bigot, 1883
Explanation of Names
From σφυρίον (sphyrion, hammer) and μυια (myia, fly), named for the broad first flagellomere of the type species.