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Genus Archytas

Fly - Archytas Tachinid Fly - Archytas metallicus - female Tachinid (?) fly on aromatic aster - Archytas marmoratus Id help needed - fly - Archytas Archytas? - Archytas Male & female Archytas marmoratus? - Archytas marmoratus - male - female 15Jun2018.BeavLk.HN.Dip6 - Archytas apicifer Archytas apicifer? - Archytas
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 Tachinini
Genus Archytas
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Archytas Jaennicke 1867
Archytas was a classical Greek philosopher/mathematician
Subgenus Nemochaeta was named by van der Wulp from νέμω (nemo), divide, and χαίτη (chaeta), bristle. This probably refers to the double row of frontal bristles.
Numbers
15 spp. in 2 subgenera in our area(2)
Range
Native to North and South America, introduced to Hawaii
Food
hosts: larvae of various moths, incl. Noctuidae, Notodontidae, Arctiidae, Lasiocampidae, etc.(2)
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