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Genus Tachina

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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 Tachina
Explanation of Names
Tachina Meigen 1803
Numbers
~40 spp. in 2 subgenera in our area(1), ~140 total(2)
Range
worldwide (except tropical Africa & Australasia)(2), incl. most of NA, but barely represented in se. US; most diverse in the northwest(1)
Food
besides various moths, recorded hosts include stick insects, cicadas, leaf beetles, and bumble bees(1)
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