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Genus Leschenaultia

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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 Exoristinae
Tribe Goniini
Genus Leschenaultia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leschenaultia Robineau-Desvoidy 1830
Explanation of Names
Named for Jean-Baptiste Leschenault de la Tour, who brought the type specimen of L. cilipes from Surinam to Paris.
12 spp. in our area(1)
New World(2), incl. most of NA, but more diverse in sw. US(1)
recorded hosts include various Arctiidae, Malacosoma (Lasiocampidae), Hemileuca (Saturniidae), and some other moths(1)
Print References
Toma, Ronaldo and José Henrique Guimarães. 2002. Estudo taxonômico de Leschenaultia Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera, Tachinidae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 46(1):33-70
Internet References