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Genus Zelia

PJ Fly - Zelia vertebrata - male Fly (Tachinidae) - Zelia vertebrata - female Zelia sp. - Zelia - male Zelia - Zelia vertebrata - female Leucophora sp.? - Zelia Tachinid fly   - Zelia ruficauda - female Tachinid fly   - Zelia ruficauda - female Diptera - Zelia
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 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
Numbers
12 spp. in our area(1)
Size
~12 mm
Range
Holarctic & Neotropical(2); across NA(1)
Season
Summer
Food
Hosts: Coleoptera, various families(1)
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