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Genus Gymnoclytia

Tachinidae? - Gymnoclytia - male unknown fly - Gymnoclytia occidua small orange stubby fly - Gymnoclytia Tachinidae, abdomen - Gymnoclytia immaculata Tachinid with black and gold thorax - Gymnoclytia Muscidae (?) - Gymnoclytia occidua - female Fly ID - Gymnoclytia - male 9049698 Gymnoclytia - Gymnoclytia - male
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
Six described species in our area(1) but probably several more undescribed.
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:
New World, incl. most of NA(2)(1)
recorded hosts include Pentatomidae and some Lepidoptera(1)
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