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Species Belvosia borealis

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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 Goniini
Genus Belvosia
Species borealis (Belvosia borealis)
Explanation of Names
Belvosia borealis Aldrich, 1928
Black wings and calypters, white cheeks, more than one pair of median margins on T1+2 and T3. Other species in the United States and Canada have at most a single pair of median marginals on these tergites, except for B. pollinosa which has darker cheeks.
e. & so. US (VT-MI to FL-NM, CA)(1)
on Ceratomia spp. (Sphingidae)(1)