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Species Trichopoda plumipes

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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 Phasiinae
Tribe Gymnosomatini
Genus Trichopoda (Feather-legged Flies)
No Taxon (Subgenus Trichopoda)
Species plumipes (Trichopoda plumipes)
Explanation of Names
Trichopoda plumipes (Fabricius, 1805)
Identification
It is recognized by the color pattern on the abdomen (black with pairs of rectangular yellow spots). Yellow scutellum, and the wing with wide and clearly defined hyaline band posteriorly. -Gary J. Steck
Range
e. US (CT-KS to FL-TX) - Map (1)(2)
Food
known hosts include Brochymena spp.(3), various Coreidae, and Dissosteira pictipennis (Acrididae)(1)