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Genus Protodejeania

Tachinid fly - Protodejeania hystricosa Tachinid - Protodejeania Protodejeania mouthparts 2 - Protodejeania The most common flower visitor at Shannon Campground - Protodejeania hystricosa Tachinid? - Protodejeania Tachinid? - Protodejeania Robust tachinid - Protodejeania? - Protodejeania Tachinid fly:  Hystricia? - Protodejeania echinata
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 Tachininae
Tribe Tachinini
Genus Protodejeania
Explanation of Names
Protodejeania Townsend 1915
2 spp. in our area(1)
w. NA (north to CO-BC) to Costa Rica(1)(2)
Two species recorded from USA and Canada, echinata from the Pacific coast with short palps, and hystricosa from inland mountains with longer palps. Some of the BugGuide photos might represent one of the other four species only known from south of the United States.
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