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Genus Gymnoclytia

Tachinidae - Gymnoclytia immaculata Tachinid fly - Gymnoclytia occidua - female possibly Tachinidae Gymnoclytia species? #2 - Gymnoclytia immaculata unknown fly - Gymnoclytia - male unknown fly - Gymnoclytia occidua - male 9049698 Gymnoclytia - Gymnoclytia - male Gymnoclytia occidua female? - Gymnoclytia occidua - female Gymnoclytia occidua? - Gymnoclytia occidua - 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 & Bergenstamm 1893
Numbers
Six described species in our area(1) but possibly 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
Adults seen at flowers taking nectar.
Life Cycle
Parasitoids--recorded hosts include Pentatomidae and some Lepidoptera(1)
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