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Species Ogcodes dispar

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Family Acroceridae (Small-headed Flies)
Genus Ogcodes
Species dispar (Ogcodes dispar)
Explanation of Names
Ogcodes dispar (Macquart 1855)
Widely distributed in eastern North America, though uncommonly encountered. Males are typically bright yellow-orange all over, the female is darker (especially the abdomen). In O. rufoabdominalis both sexes should have a black thorax making them obviously bicolored (but the reverse of this one)--Dennis Haines, 6.xii.2007
QC-MN to Costa Rica(1)
Life Cycle
For those wishing to search for and rear larvae of Ogcodes, a detailed study of the host-parasite relationship for this species can be found in Lamore (1960). (A. S. 7/24/14)
Print References
Lamore D.H. (1960) Cases of parasitism of the Bsailica Spider, Allepeira lemniscata (Walckenaer), by the dipteran endoparasite, Ogcodes dispar (Macquart). Proc. Entomo. Soc. Wash. 62: 65-85. (Full text)