Adejeania vexatrix

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Adejeania vexatrix
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Tachinidae
Genus: Adejeania
Species: A. vexatrix
Binomial name
Adejeania vexatrix
(Osten Sacken, 1877)

Dejeania vexatrix Osten Sacken, 1877

Adejeania vexatrix is a species of fly in the family Tachinidae. It is found in western North America from Mexico to Wyoming and British Columbia.[1] In addition to its bright orange abdomen and prominent, heavy black setae, this species is noted for its greatly elongated palpi, which stick straight forward from under the fly's head. A similar looking tachinid fly, Hystricia abrupta, is found in the eastern United States. It does not have the elongated mouthparts of A. vexatrix.[2] Paradejeania rutilioides also looks similar.[3]