Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

2018 BugGuide Gathering in Virginia July 27-29: Registration and Discussion

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Genus Gymnoclytia

fly on fleabane - Gymnoclytia Gymnoclytia? - Gymnoclytia occidua - female Unidentified Diptera - Gymnoclytia plaid fly - Gymnoclytia occidentalis Fly - Gymnoclytia unicolor Gymnoclytia or Gymnosoma?  - Gymnoclytia immaculata - female MN Sep - Gymnoclytia occidua (m)? - Gymnoclytia - male A calyptrate for ID. TIA - Gymnoclytia - female
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 Gymnoclytia
Explanation of Names
Gymnoclytia Brauer & Berganstamm 1893
Numbers
Six described species in our area(1) but probably several more undescribed.
Identification
Medium-sized to small, brightly-colored flies found on flowers. Note fine hairs on abdomen, apparently not present on the similar Gymnosoma. Coloration is sexually dimorphic, with males covered in bright yellow pubescence and females cloaked in gray:
Range
New World, incl. most of NA(2)(1)
Food
recorded hosts include Pentatomidae and some Lepidoptera(1)
Internet References