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Cyzenis albicans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Tachinidae
Subfamily: Exoristinae
Tribe: Goniini
Genus: Cyzenis
Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863

Cyzenis is a genus of flies in the family Tachinidae.[3]

Cyzenis albicans flies only eat winter moths. In an experimental effort to keep the winter moths in check, thousands of Cyzenis albicans have been release in 2015 in 17 sites across New England, including sites in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Maine, with some success[4]



  1. ^ James E. O'Hara (December 31, 2008). "World Genera of the Tachinidae (Diptera) and their Regional Occurrence" (PDF). Version 4.0. University of Guelph. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 6, 2011. Retrieved August 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e O'Hara, James E.; Wood, D. Monty (28 January 2004). "Checklist Of The Tachinidae (Diptera) Of America North Of Mexico" (PDF). Nicaragua: Biodiversidad de Nicaragua. pp. 1–42. 
  3. ^ a b Chandler, Peter J. (1998). Checklists of Insects of the British Isles (New Series) Part 1: Diptera. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects. New Series. 12. London: Royal Entomological Society of London. pp. 1–234. ISBN 0-901546-82-8. 
  4. ^ Felicia Gans, Boston Globe Correspondent (November 30, 2015). "Winter moths make appearance for mating season". Retrieved December 3, 2015.