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Genus Zelia

fly - Zelia Distinctive Fly - Zelia - male Tachinid of some kind? - Zelia - male possible Flesh Fly? - Zelia - female Tachinid emerging from Juniperus virginiana wood - Zelia - female Tachinid, I suppose - Zelia metalis Fly with partly clear abdomen - Zelia - male Tachinid? - Zelia
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 Dexiinae
Tribe Dexiini
Genus Zelia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Includes species formerly placed in Minthozelia, which lack the color pattern of the common species vertebrata.
Explanation of Names
12 spp. in our area(1)
~12 mm
Holarctic & Neotropical(2); across NA(1)
Hosts: Coleoptera, various families(1)
Internet References