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Tachinidae: Monarch parasitoid

Tachinidae: Monarch parasitoid
San Clemente, Orange County, California, USA
December 23, 2012
Reared from caterpillar of Monarch butterfly

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Tachinidae: Monarch parasitoid Tachinidae: Monarch parasitoid

Moved from Exoristinae.

Good catch
Sorry, was trying to do too many things simultaneously.

Moved from ID Request.

Tachinidae: probably Exoristini
Tachinidae: probably Exoristini...these photos are very dark...this could be Chetogena but that is a guess

Popular host
Around six genera parasitize Monarchs.

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