Image Number: 1402143

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Adult(s)
Description:
Tachinid flies (several species including Winthemia spp. and Archytas marmoratus (Townsend): These flies are hairy and resemble house flies, but some species are slightly larger. The tip of the abdomen may be red. Most lay large eggs on the body of budworms and hornworms. Winthemia manducae Sabrosky & DeLoach is often seen near last stage hornworm larvae. Eggs of this species hatch, and the maggots bore into the hornworm. The hornworm is killed while in the soil during the pupal stage, before it can transform into an adult and initiate a new generation.
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United States

Subject

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Cyclorrhapha
Family: Tachinidae
Subject: Tachinid flies

Host

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Bombycoidea
Family: Sphingidae
Subfamily: Sphinginae
Tribe: Sphingini
Genus: Manduca
Subject: Manduca sexta (Linnaeus)
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Image uploaded:
Sunday, March 10, 2002
Image last updated:
Sunday, March 10, 2002