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Ormia reinhardi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Tachinidae
Tribe: Ormiini
Genus: Ormia
Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830
  • Euphasiopteryx Townsend, 1915
  • Phasiopteryx Brauer and Bergenstamm, 1889

Ormia is a small genus of nocturnal flies in the family Tachinidae, that are parasitoids of crickets. The genus occurs throughout the Americas.

Flies in this genus have become model organisms in sound localization experiments because of their "ears", which are complex structures inside the fly's prothorax near the bases of the front legs. The most common and widespread species, Ormia ochracea, has been the center of this research.[3][4][5]


These 27 species belong to the genus Ormia:

Data sources: i = ITIS,[1] c = Catalogue of Life,[6] g = GBIF,[7] b = Bugguide.net[8]


  1. ^ a b "Ormia Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved .
  2. ^ James E. O'Hara (May 9, 2016). "World Genera of the Tachinidae (Diptera) and their Regional Occurrence" (PDF). Version 9.0. University of Guelph. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ R. N. Miles, D. Robert & R. R. Hoy (1995). "Mechanically coupled ears for directional hearing in the parasitoid fly Ormia ochracea". Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 98 (6): 3059-3070. doi:10.1121/1.413830. PMID 8550933.
  4. ^ D. Robert, R. N. Miles & R. R. Hoy (1996). "Directional hearing by mechanical coupling in the parasitoid fly Ormia ochracea". Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 179 (1): 29-44. doi:10.1007/BF00193432. PMID 8965258.
  5. ^ O'Hara, James E. "Taxonomic and host catalogue of the Tachinidae of America North of Mexico". Tachinidae Resources.
  6. ^ "Browse Ormia". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Ormia". GBIF. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Ormia Genus Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved .

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