Tachinid Fly
( Cylindromyia sp. )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Cylindromyia sp.
(Meigen ,1803 )
Common Name:Tachinid Fly
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Diptera
Suborder:Brachycera
Family:Tachinidae
Subfamily:Phasiinae
Tribe:Cylindromyiini
Genus:Cylindromyia
Taxon Code:DIP00738
ITIS/TSN:650876

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Bay Point Regional Shoreline, Bay Point Regional Shoreline, Bay Point Regional Shoreline, McAvoy Road, Bay Point
County:Contra Costa County
ECI Site#:CAEB040000
Open Space Location:Bay Point Regional Shoreline

RECOGNITION
Recognition
BugGuide.net: "Small or medium-sized, brightly-colored tachinids that visit flowers. Have distinctive cylindrical abdomen with dark reddish spots. Legs dark. Compare Xanthomelanodes."
Description
Small or medium-sized, brightly-colored tachinids that visit flowers. Have distinctive cylindrical abdomen with dark reddish spots. Legs dark. Compare Xanthomelanodes.

BIOLOGY
Host
Recorded hosts include various Pentatomidae, some moths, and unidentified Acrididae.
Habitat
Common visitor to flowers in open weedy areas.
Range
Most of North America. Several species transcontinental, but tend to be more diverse in the west.
Active Period
Throughout summer.

CREDITS
Photographer
Mike Dame
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Genus Cylindromyia. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/9906). Accessed March 12, 2016. .
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