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Fly (Pales genus)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Tachinidae
Subfamily: Exoristinae
Tribe: Goniini
Genus: Pales

Pales is a genus of flies in the family Tachinidae which commonly are called tachina flies or simply tachinids. As far as is known, tachinids all are protelean parasitoids (Their maggots develop inside a living host, ultimately killing it), or occasionally parasites (not generally killing the host), of Arthropoda (an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton (external skeleton), a segmented body, and jointed appendages).

A fly of the genus Pales, feeding on nectar from the flowers of the shrub Chamelaucium uncinatum. Photographed March at the Tupare Gardens, New Plymouth.

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