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Genus Zelia

Zelia - Zelia vertebrata - male Alert Fly - Zelia vertebrata - male Alert Fly - Zelia vertebrata - male Ptilodexia? - Zelia gracilis - male Zelia - Zelia vertebrata - male Tachinid on cactus - Zelia Tachinid? - Zelia Fly with huge legs - Zelia - male
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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