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Genus Caloparyphus

Soldier fly larva - Caloparyphus Anterior Spiracle - Caloparyphus Soldier Fly - Caloparyphus tetraspilus Soldier Fly, < 8mm - Caloparyphus crotchi Caloparyphus decemmaculatus Caloparyphus decemmaculatus Caloparyphus flaviventris Caloparyphus flaviventris
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Infraorder Stratiomyomorpha
Family Stratiomyidae (Soldier flies)
Subfamily Stratiomyinae
Tribe Oxycerini
Genus Caloparyphus
Explanation of Names
Caloparyphus James 1939
12 spp., all but one in our area(1)
Print References
James M.T. (1939) The species of Euparyphus related to crotchii O. S. (Diptera: Stratiomyidae). Pan-Pac. Entomol. 15: 49-56 (Full text)
Works Cited
1.A world catalog of the Stratiomyidae (Insecta: Diptera)
Woodley N.E. 2001. North American Dipterists' Society. Washington, DC. 475 pp.