Cyzenis albicans

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Cyzenis albicans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Tachinidae
Subfamily: Exoristinae
Tribe: Goniini
Genus: Cyzenis
Species: C. albicans
Binomial name
Cyzenis albicans
(Fallén, 1810)

Cyzenis albicans is a species of fly in the family Tachinidae.[1]

Cyzenis albicans only eats winter moths. In an experimental effort to keep the winter moths in check, thousands of Cyzenis albicans were released in 2015 in 17 sites across New England, including sites in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Maine, with some success. [2]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Felicia Gans, Boston Globe Correspondent (November 30, 2015). "Winter moths make appearance for mating season". Retrieved December 3, 2015.