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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Istocheta aldrichi - Winsome Fly

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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 Exoristinae
Tribe Blondeliini
Genus Istocheta
Species aldrichi (Winsome Fly)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hyperecteina aldrichi
Explanation of Names
Named for John Merton Aldrich, who had first described the species. Aldrich's original name had to be replaced when the species was moved to a different genus.
Range
native to Japan; introduced and established in ne. US (MA-PA-DC)(1)
Food
hosts include the Japanese Beetle and maybe occasionally other scarabs
Remarks
Introduced from Japan in 1922 to combat the Japanese Beetle
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