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Subfamily Dexiinae

Red-eyed Fly # 2_MG_3496 - Zelia - male Tachinid feeding on birch sap - Cyrtophleba nitida Thelaira americana - Spathidexia dunningii - female Ptilodexia? - Ptilodexia - male tachinid fly - male Opsotheresia bigelowi - male small dark fly bee thing - Cordyligaster septentrionalis
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 Dexiinae
Numbers
ca. 240 spp. in 75 genera of 13 tribes in our area(1)
Life Cycle
Nearly all members of this subfamily are said to be parasitic on Coleoptera or Lepidoptera larvae