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Tribe Minthoini

Vanderwulpia sequens Flesh Fly? - Paradidyma singularis B & W Fly - Paradidyma singularis Calyptrate - Paradidyma - female Blondeliini? - Paradidyma apicalis Tachinid  - Vanderwulpia sequens Small black fly Florida - Paradidyma melania - female Paradidyma singularis? - Paradidyma bicincta
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 Minthoini
18 spp. in 2 genera in our area(1)
in our area, more diverse in w./sw. US, with a few transcontinental spp.(1)
The three common species (but not all others) have a pair of strongly contrasting dark stripes on the thorax. Paradidyma has a strong row of parafacial bristles. Vanderwulpia does not.