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Genus Myiopharus

Pest Control - Myiopharus Myiopharus canadensis? - Myiopharus Myiopharus doryphorae (Riley)? - Myiopharus doryphorae Myiopharus doryphorae (Riley)? - Myiopharus doryphorae - female tachinid reared from chrysomelid larva feeding on Ambrosia psilostachya - Myiopharus tachinid reared from chrysomelid larva feeding on Ambrosia psilostachya - Myiopharus Exoristinae - Myiopharus Exoristinae - Myiopharus
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 Exoristinae
Tribe Blondeliini
Genus Myiopharus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
about a dozen synonyms suggest troubled taxonomic history
Explanation of Names
Myiopharus Brauer & Bergenstamm 1889
Numbers
15 spp. in our area(1)
Range
New World, incl. most of NA; in our area, most spp. are rather widespread (at least 4 coast to coast)(1)(2)
Food
recorded hosts: mostly Chrysomelidae (incl. Leptinotarsaspp., Lema spp., Diabrotica undecimpunctata, Blepharida rhois, Calligrapha multipunctata, Crioceris asparagi), also scattered records from beetles of other families and several familes of Lepidoptera (Gelechiidae, Nymphalidae, Olethreutidae, Pterophoridae, Pyralidae, Tineidae, Tortricidae)(1)
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