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Species Adejeania vexatrix

August 27 2006 - Boulder CO - on Flagstaff Mountain at about 6700 ft - Adejeania vexatrix Spiny Tachinid - Adejeania vexatrix Bug on Colorado Thistle - Adejeania vexatrix Fly - Adejeania vexatrix tachinid fly sp ? - Adejeania vexatrix ? Tachnid fly, ? species - Adejeania vexatrix Fly sp. - Adejeania vexatrix - male Adejeania vexatrix? - Adejeania vexatrix
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 Adejeania
Species vexatrix (Adejeania vexatrix)
Explanation of Names
Adejeania vexatrix (Osten Sacken 1877)
Identification
Bristles concentrated in rings adjacent to the joints between abdominal segments. In the strikingly similar Hystricia abrupta, the bristles are scattered across the surface of the abdomen.
Range
w. NA (AB-BC to NM-CA & Mexico)(1)