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Genus Cylindromyia

Cylindromia? - Cylindromyia Orange Black Fly - Cylindromyia Fly on Desmodium - Cylindromyia Cylindromyia propusilla Fly No. 3 - Cylindromyia Tachinid - Cylindromyia Fly No.5 - Cylindromyia intermedia Foster Meadow.J.1992.01 - Cylindromyia
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 Cylindromyiini
Genus Cylindromyia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in (1)
Explanation of Names
Cylindromyia Meigen 1803
Numbers
15 spp. in 5 subgenera in our area(2), ~130 spp. total(3)
Identification
The red area can cover the top of the abdomen (as in intermedia or nana) or be absent (atra, mirabilis, propusilla). Terga with white bands at base, except in alticola. The bands are strongly curved in propusilla.
Range
worldwide, incl. most of NA; several spp. transcontinental, but tend to be more diverse in the west(2)(4)
Habitat
common flower visitor in open weedy areas
Season
throughout summer
Food
recorded hosts include various Pentatomidae, some moths, and unidentified Acrididae(2)
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