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Tribe Blondeliini

Tachinid Fly Tachinidae ? - Medina - female tachinid fly - Compsilura concinnata Cryptomeigenia? - Cryptomeigenia - female Fly - Chaetostigmoptera manca Fly - Admontia degeerioides Stem dweller, reed canary - male Compsilura concinnata - Cryptomeigenia
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 Exoristinae
Tribe Blondeliini
Numbers
170 spp. in 43 genera in our area(1)
Identification
Can be separated from most other Tachinidae by the combination of
M obtusely curved, ending very close to R4+5 (similar to Siphonini and Leskiini) and close to wingtip
subapical scutellar bristles strong, straight, and divergent
lateral scutellar bristles usually strong (weak or absent in Leskiini); absent in Phyllophilopsis which is otherwise distinctive
Print References
Wood, D. M. 1985. A taxonomic conspectus of the Blondeliini of North and Central America and the West Indies (Diptera: Tachinidae). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 117:3-130 doi:10.4039/entm117132fv