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Species Senotainia vigilans

Tachinid? - Senotainia vigilans - female Tachinid? - Senotainia vigilans - female Tachinid? - Senotainia vigilans - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Oestroidea
Family Sarcophagidae (Flesh Flies)
Subfamily Miltogramminae (Satellite Flies)
Genus Senotainia
Species vigilans (Senotainia vigilans)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Senotainia vigilans Allen, 1924
Identification
Very similar to S. litoralis, but that species has a completely dark abdomen. Also similar to S. rubriventris, but that species has narrower genae, different male genitalia, and less thickened aristae.
Range
Northeastern USA (MN to MA, south to IA - NJ) as well as Mississippi. (1)
Habitat
Often seen near the nests of its hosts.
Life Cycle
Females lay their eggs in the nests of various wasps (Bicyrtes quadrifasciata, Bicyrtes ventralis, and Bembix spinolae are known hosts). The larvae consume the provisions the wasp has gathered.
Works Cited
1.A Catalog of the Diptera of America North of Mexico
Alan Stone, et al. 1965. United States Department of Agriculture.