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Genus Cylindromyia

Tachinid fly with (mostly) red abdomen - Cylindromyia intermedia What is it? fly-bee-wasp? Maybe a Sawfly. - Cylindromyia Unusual fly - Cylindromyia Fly - Cylindromyia Cylindromyia? - Cylindromyia Cylindromyia? - Cylindromyia Tachinid Fly - Cylindromyia Parasitic fly - Cylindromyia
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 by Aldrich (1926)(1)
Explanation of Names
Cylindromyia Meigen 1803
15 spp. in 5 subgenera in our area(2)
The basic color pattern of the abdomen is black with red on the sides. The red area can expand to cover the top of the abdomen (as in intermedia and nana) and is absent in a few species (atra, mirabilis, propusilla). There are white bands at bases of tergites, except in alticola. The bands of propusilla are strongly curved.
worldwide, incl. most of NA; several spp. transcontinental, but tend to be more diverse in the west(2)(3)
common flower visitor in open weedy areas
throughout summer
recorded hosts include various Pentatomidae, some moths, and unidentified Acrididae(2)
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