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Genus Gymnosoma

Tachinid - Gymnosoma - Gymnosoma Gymnosoma? - Gymnosoma Gymnosoma sp - Gymnosoma Bee fly? - Gymnosoma Diptera - Gymnosoma - male - female tachinid fly-Gymnosoma sp.? - Gymnosoma tachinid fly-Gymnosoma sp.? - Gymnosoma Round red Fly with three black buttons on its back - Gymnosoma
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 Phasiinae
Tribe Gymnosomatini
Genus Gymnosoma
Explanation of Names
Gymnosoma Meigen 1803
'naked body' (referring to the lack of hair on abdomen)
6 spp. in our area(1)
8-10 mm
worldwide (except Australasia)(2), incl. most of NA(1)
adults on flowers in fields, roadsides; often on wild carrot(3)
May-Aug in MN; G. fulginosum in NC: Apr-Nov (lower elevations), May-Sep (mountains)(4)
See Also
other brightly-colored tachinids such as Trichopoda, Gymnoclytia
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