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Genus Winthemia

Tachinid fly - Winthemia Compsilura? - Winthemia Winthemia Tachnid fly with brown and gray bands - Winthemia Parasitic Fly Tachnidae Genus Winthemia - Winthemia fly - Winthemia Tachinid - Winthemia - male Hoverfly - Winthemia - male
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 Winthemiini
Genus Winthemia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Winthemia Robineau-Desvoidy 1830
Explanation of Names
by far the largest genus of the tribe, with 28 spp. in our area(1)
worldwide, incl. most of NA(2)(1)
on various Lepidoptera (occasional beetle & sawfly hosts also recorded)(1)
Winthemia quadripustulata sometimes destroys between 50% and nearly 100% of the armyworm population.
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