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Fly (Tachinidae) Tribe: Voriini

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Tachinidae
Subfamily: Dexiinae
Tribe: Voriini

Voriini is a tribe of flies in the family Tachinidae. The family Tachinid flies, are a
species of flies with a length of 2 mm > 2 cm. Their colours are very different. Most tachinidae have many bristles.
The larvae develop inside a living host. Mostly the host will be killed. The host can be a caterpillar, larvae of beetles, sawflies etc.
The family Tachinidae is divided in subfamilies. Namely: Dexiinae, Exoristinae, Phasiinnae, Tachininae. These subfamilies are divided in Tribes. The Tribes are divided in genera.

This fly is a member of the Voriini tribe and was photographed at Granity, North Wesland.