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Genus Archytas

fly - Archytas Bottle Fly? - Archytas Flower Fly? - Archytas Blowfly? - Archytas Parasitoid of tent caterpillars, the fly Archytas apicifer - Archytas Fly - Archytas Tachinid fly - Archytas - female Archytas analis complex? - 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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