Rachel Behm

Joined: Jan 26, 2019 Last Active: Jan 17, 2020

My name is Rachel and I am a graduate student studying Ophioninae of California and Flies of the Palmyra Atoll. I am also an Entomology curator for the University of Calilfornia, Santa Barbara Invertebrate Zoology Collection.

How do I know if I have an Ophioninae? They have:
1. Laterally flattened abdomen (taller than wide)
2. Adventitious/spurious vein and lack of areolet in forewing
3. Large ocelli

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Relevant Taxonomy ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

United States Ophioninae Genera : Enicospilus, Eremotylus, Ophion, Simophion, Trophophion, Thyreodon, and Rhynchophion

California Ophioninae Genera : Enicospilus, Eremotylus, Ophion, Simophion, and Trophophion

Eremotylus, Simophion, and Trophophion are quite rare and not much is known about them.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I NEED SPECIMENS! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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