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Genus Ormia

Tachinidae? - Ormia - male Fly - Ormia ochracea - female Fly with orange eyes - Ormia - female tachinid - Ormia Ormia - female Ormia - male Ormia? - Ormia - male Male, Ormia? - Ormia - 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 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)
Female hosts are also parasitized, at least for O. ochracea on Gryllus firmus and G. rubens. Infection rates were also the same. It's possible that they lay eggs near singing males but not necessarily directly on them, the planidia-like larvae entering both male and female hosts (Walker, T. J. and Wineriter, S. A. 1991. Florida Entomogist 74(4): 554-559).
Internet References
images of 7 spp.(3)