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Parasitism of Stagmomantis carolina (Mantodea: Mantidae) by Masiphya confusa (Diptera: Tachinidae)

Allozyme Variability and Genetic Structure of Compsilura concinnata (Diptera: Tachinidae) Populations in the Northeastern United States

Lespesia melloi sp. nov. (Diptera: Tachinidae) from Brazil, a parasitoid of Xanthopastis timais(Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

Survival of Archytas marmoratus (Diptera: Tachinidae) from Superparasitized Corn Earworm Larvae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

Host Range of Aphantorhaphopsis samarensis (Diptera: Tachinidae), a Larval Parasite of the Gypsy Moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae)

Species richness and host associations of Lepidoptera-attacking Tachinidae in the northeast Ecuadorian Andes

Progeny Allocation by the Parasitoid Lespesia archippivora (Diptera: Tachinidae) in Larvae of Spodoptera exigua (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

Development of Eucelatoria bryani and Eucelatoria rubentis (Diptera: Tachinidae) in Different Instars of Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

Rearing and Biology of Lydella jalisco (Diptera: Tachinidae), a Parasite of Eoreuma loftini (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) from Mexico

Microtrombidiid Mite Parasitization Frequencies and Attachment Site Preferences on Brachyceran Diptera with Specific Reference to Therevidae (Asiloidea) and Tachinidae (Oestroidea)

Sublethal Effects of Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner subsp. kurstaki on Lymantria dispar (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) and the Tachinid Parasitoid Compsilura concinnata (Diptera: Tachinidae)

Nontarget Effect of Entomophagous Biocontrol: Shared Parasitism Between Native Lepidopteran Parasitoids and the Biocontrol Agent Trigonospila brevifacies (Diptera: Tachinidae) in Forest Habitats

Effect of Temperature on the Life Cycle of Lydella jalisco (Diptera: Tachinidae), a Parasitoid of Eoreuma loftini (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)

Interactions Between Ormia depleta (Diptera: Tachinidae) and Steinernema scapterisci (Nematoda: Steinernematidae), natural enemies of pest mole crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae)

Taxonomic approach to the tachinid flies Dinera carinifrons (Fallén) (Diptera: Tachinidae) and Dinera fuscata Zhang and Shima using molecular and morphometric data

Temperature-Dependent Development Rate of Myiopharus doryphorae (Diptera: Tachinidae) within Its Host, the Colorado Potato Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

Natural Occurrence of Ametadoria misella (Diptera: Tachinidae) and the Granulovirus of Harrisina brillians (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae) in California


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; order Diptera, suborder Cyclorrapha)

Large family of true flies whose larvae are parasites of insects and other arthropods. The adults are distinguished by a strong fan of hypopleural bristles, and a well-developed postscutellum. The second abdominal sternite is visible as side plates lying above the tergite. The larvae are unlike other cyclorraphan larvae in being uniformly cylindrical, rather than tapered. There are many larval habits and methods for attacking hosts: (a) eggs are laid on the surface of the host; (b) eggs are laid in large numbers on potential food plants for the host, and are eaten; (c) eggs are laid near the habitat of the host, and hatch into active larvae which seek out a host; and (d) larviparous females puncture the skin of the host and deposit an egg which hatches immediately. The usual hosts are larval or adult Coleoptera, Orthoptera, and Hemiptera, occasionally Hymenoptera, but most frequently Lepidoptera. The larvae breathe either by maintaining a connection with the air outside the host, or by tapping the air supply of the host at a tracheal trunk. More than 9000 species have been described, and their distribution is world-wide.

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