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Tribe Leskiini

Tachinid Fly Tachinid Fly - Clausicella setigera Red-eyed fly Small Fly Sp. - Clausicella setigera Big Fly - Leskia Leskia? - male Tachinidae, dorsal - Leskia - male Tachinid on Arizona Milkweed
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 Leskiini
34 spp. in 11 genera in our area(1)
Where hosts are known larvae are parasitoids of Lepidoptera, often Pyralidae.
Genera in area covered by BugGuide:
Aphria: Dark species, at least one with contrasting red abdominal markings.
Clausicella: Dark species with Atherigona-like head; resembling Siphonini
Crocinosoma: Mostly yellow species with very large antennae
Demoticus: Dark species; one undescribed species from northern Canada.
Drepanoglossa: Gray thorax, black-marked yellowish abdomen, longer proboscis than usual in the tribe
Genea: Yellow species with black spots on abdomen and with vein R1 hairy and hairs on R4+5 continuing to about r-m
Leskia: Yellow species similar to Genea but with bare veins; antennae smaller and lower than Crocinosoma
Phantasiomyia: Antennae almost as large as Clausicella, but reddish; western.
Solieria: Similar to Leskia but some are darker or have discals on abdomen.
Stomatodexia: Long-legged, yellow abdomen with black marks, pale gray thorax, limited to Arizona in USA