Polideini

Male Lypha setifacies, copyright Tom Murray.


Belongs within: Tachininae.

The Polideini are a group of tachinid flies known to attack a wide range of hosts, including caterpillars, scorpions, spiders, centipedes, cockroaches, earwigs and webspinners (Wood & Zumbado 2010).

Characters (from Wood & Zumbado 2010): Anepimeral bristle very large, extending posteriorly beyond middle of lower calypter; metathoracic spiracle with almost equal outgrowths of hairs (lappets) along each side of opening, with V-shaped opening between them; syntergosternite 7+8 of male characteristically enlarged, bulbous and shiny, wider than hypandrium.

<==Polideini WZ10
    |--Pseudobombyliomyia linellii WZ10
    |--Bombyliomyia soror WZ10
    |--Phobetromyia dumalis WZ10
    |--Chlorohystricia cyaneiventris WZ10
    |--Eucheirophaga lugubris WZ10
    |--Mauromyia pulla WZ10, W87
    |--Chrysotachina alcedo WZ10
    |--Exoristoides WZ10
    |--Hystricia WZ10
    |    |--H. abrupta WZ10
    |    |--H. amoena BW09
    |    `--H. testaceiventris W87
    `--Lypha WZ10
         |--L. fumipennis T81
         |--L. harringtoni W87
         |--L. harrisi W87
         `--L. setifacies WZ10

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[BW09] Buck, M., N. E. Woodley, A. Borkent, D. M. Wood, T. Pape, J. R. Vockeroth, V. Michelsen & S. A. Marshall. 2009. Key to Diptera families—adults. In: Brown, B. V., A. Borkent, J. M. Cumming, D. M. Wood, N. E. Woodley & M. A. Zumbado (eds) Manual of Central American Diptera vol. 1 pp. 95–156. NRC Research Press: Ottawa.

[T81] Teskey, H. J. 1981. Key to families—larvae. In: McAlpine, J. F., B. V. Peterson, G. E. Shewell, H. J. Teskey, J. R. Vockeroth & D. S. Wood (eds) Manual of Nearctic Diptera vol. 1 pp. 125–147. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada.

[W87] Wood, D. M. 1987. Tachinidae. In: McAlpine, J. F. (ed.) Manual of Nearctic Diptera vol. 2 pp. 1193–1269. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada.

[WZ10] Wood, D. M., & M. A. Zumbado. 2010. Tachinidae (tachinid flies, parasitic flies). In: Brown, B. V., A. Borkent, J. M. Cumming, D. M. Wood, N. E. Woodley & M. A. Zumbado (eds) Manual of Central American Diptera vol. 2 pp. 1343–1417. NRC Research Press: Ottawa.

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