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Genus Ormia

Orange Fly - Ormia brevicornis Orange Tachinid at lights - Ormia - female Fly - Ormia Ormia Ormia - Ormia ochracea Ormia - Ormia ochracea Male Ormia  - Ormia Female, Ormia reinhardi? - Ormia - female
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 Ormiini
Genus Ormia
Explanation of Names
8 spp. (incl. one adventive) in our area(1)
New World(2); in our area, mostly southern, but 2 spp. are widely distributed in the east(1)
hosts: Pyralidae (Lepidoptera), various Orthoptera(1)
Internet References
images of 7 spp.(3)