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Tribe Siphonini

Fly - Siphona Tachinid Fly - Siphona Tachinid on spring beauty - Siphona Tachinidae? Small tachinid? - Siphona Small tachinid? - Siphona Unknown Tachinidae with very long proboscis - Siphona Another little fly—Siphona? - Siphona - female
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 Tachininae
Tribe Siphonini
Numbers
44 spp. in 4 genera in our area(1)
Size
Typically 3-5 mm
Identification
Distal part of vein M bent gradually at about 45 degree angle (less than usual in family), subapical scutellar bristles distinctly convergent and usually crossed (vs. parallel or slightly convergent in Leskiini).
Range
most of NA, much more diverse in Canada and n. US(1)
Food
Parasitoids of larval Lepidoptera.
Print References
O'Hara, J. E. 1989. Systematics of the genus group taxa of the Siphonini (Diptera: Tachinidae). Quaestiones Entomologicae 25:1-229.