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Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Subfamily Dexiinae

metallic Tachinidae - Cyrtophleba nitida Black and White Fly - Cordyligaster septentrionalis Q Diptera, ID Please - Cordyligaster septentrionalis Large Fly - Zelia - male Tachinid - Ptilodexia Unidentified fly Female, Ptilodexia? - Ptilodexia - female Hairy fly - Periscepsia helymus
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
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