Nearctic Leschenaultia spp.

Just been looking at a few North American tachinids and picked out some rather nice-looking Leschenaultia – a genus of quite large, spikey tachinids with a lovely dense bristle comb on the hind tibia. One came pre-identified by Dan Hansen, so I know it is probably correct, but the other 2 just keyed to Leschenaultia in the Manual of Nearctic Diptera, which has meant that I have had to delve into Brooks’ 1947 paper on the Leschenaultia.

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