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Tribe Voriini

Fly ID - Wagneria Voriini?  - Campylocheta Fly - Thelaira americana 3013141 tach - Thelaira americana Fly - Thelaira americana Voriini - Chaetoplagia Hairy fly - Periscepsia helymus Tachinid - Trochilodes? - Trochilodes skinneri
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 Dexiinae
Tribe Voriini
~100 spp. in 31 genera in our area(1)
Where hosts are known, Noctuidae are most common
Voriini has expanded to include three fairly recognizable groups each formerly given tribal status, plus several hard-to-characterize genera.
Voriini sensu stricto includes species with crossvein m-cu far from wing margin and one or a few long, vertical hairs near the tip of the scutellum.
Thelairiini "is characterized by: an abdominal mid-dorsal depression that does not reach the hind margin of Tergite1+2, bare eyes, plumose antennae, and bearing 3 pairs of marginal scutellars of which the apicals are often crossed." Known hosts are Hesperiidae and Arctiidae. (Fleming et al. 2015)
Wagneriini includes mostly shining black species with cell r5 closed
Print References
Fleming, A. J. et al. 2015. Seven new species of Spathidexia Townsend (Diptera: Tachinidae) reared from caterpillars in Area de Conservación Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Biodivers Data J. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.3.e4597
Reinhard, H. J. 1955. North American Tachinid Flies of the Genus Wagneria (Diptera). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 28(2):49-59 (JSTOR) (includes species now assigned to Periscpesia)