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Genus Archytas

tachinid fly? - Archytas Bg1412 C2755 - Archytas Fat blue tachinid - Archytas big metallic tachinid? - Archytas Tachinid - Archytas Tachinid Fly - Archytas - female Tachinidae - Archytas Tachinid? - Archytas metallicus - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Oestroidea
Family Tachinidae (Bristle 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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