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Genus Gymnoclytia

Tachinid Fly - Gymnoclytia occidua - female unknown fly - Gymnoclytia - male 9040658 fly - Gymnoclytia occidua - female Muscidae (?) - Gymnoclytia occidua - female Gymnoclytia? - Gymnoclytia - male tachinid fly–Gymnoclytia occidua? - Gymnoclytia - male Tachinidae - Parasitic Flies - Gymnoclytia Gymnoclytia occidua - male - 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 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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