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Phania funesta (Meigen, 1824)
Phania funesta belong to the genus Phania, in the order two winged insects (Diptera), the suborder flies (Brachycera), the infraorder Muscomorpha (division: Schizophora; subdivision: Calyptrata), the superfamily Oestroidea, the family tachina flies (Tachinidae), the subfamily Phasiinae and the tribe Cylindromyiini.

Phania funesta
Phania funesta
Phania funesta are widespread from Europe to Transcaucasia. Adults reach body lengths of 4. 5 - 5. 5 mm. They are slender flies, with a shiny, black, hairy surface. The wings are posited at a right angle to each other in resting position and lie flat against the body.
Phania funesta (Meigen, 1824)
Phania funesta (Meigen, 1824)
Phania funesta prefer sunny habitats and are often found in the summer months in forest edges, wood clearings, parks and gardens, as well as in meadows. After mating, the fertilized females lay their eggs in the larvae of Cydnidae. The larvae then hatch and develop parasitically in their host larvae.
Phania funesta - 	Tachinidae
Phania funesta - Tachinidae
Phania funesta
Phania funesta

Phania funesta
German namesErdwanzenfliege
AuthorMeigen, 1824
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia
Europe
North Europe (British Isles (United Kingdom (Great Britain)), Germany, Scandinavia (Sweden, Denmark), Fennoscandia (Finland)), West Europe (Austria, Switzerland, Benelux (Netherlands)), South Europe (Italy (North Italy), Iberian Peninsula (Spain)), Central Europe (Czech Republic)
Caucasus
Transcaucasia
Russia


CountriesAustria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Links and ReferencesPhania funesta in faunaeur.org
Phania funesta in dyntaxa.se
Phania funesta in Wikipedia (English)

Description of images / photos
Photography with Cameras
Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
Image editing with Photoshop
1. Phania funesta
2. Phania funesta (Meigen, 1824)
3. Phania funesta - Tachinidae
4. Phania funesta
Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderDiptera
True flies, Mosquitoes, Gnats, Flies
SuborderBrachycera
Short-horned flies, Muscoid flies, Circular-seamed flies, Flies
InfraorderMuscomorpha
SectionSchizophora
SubsectionCalyptratae
Calyptrate muscoids
SuperfamilyOestroidea
FamilyTachinidae
Tachinid Flies, Parasitic Flies, Tachina flies, Tachinids, Parasite flies
SubfamilyPhasiinae
TribeCylindromyiini
GenusPhania
Speciesfunesta
Phania funesta
AuthorMeigen, 1824
 
Synonyms
Megaera nitida
Phania curvicauda
Phania pseudofunesta
Tachina funesta
Weberia pseudofunesta
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