This Tachinid was taken and seems to key to Prospherysa but this remains unproven. Very large Tach that was guarding this downed tree from all comers.

Another Tach taken from Round Mountain low on the small vegetation. Very elongate antenna. Still working on this one in the keys.

This is a Gymnoclytia species taken at Choctaw NWR in SE Arkansas. Perching up on grass stems. Closely related to the Gymnosoma genus (see below). Both of which have almost no large spines on the abdomen or thorax and have some orangish coloration in at least the males.

Another Gymnoclytia, possibly the same species, and here the male is on top. You can see the female is much more black and white with a different dorsal pattern and only a blush of orange on the side.

Even more unusual looking for a Tach. Judy knew it was a Tach. I doubted her until I saw some other members of this genus out there. No distinct spines on the abdomen. This is a member of the Gymnosoma genus. There are only two genera in this tribe in the east and they are in the Phasiinae subfamily. I have five species for the east and most of them are very widespread. Look for them.

Ever entertaining pair activity. This is a Gonia species that comes out in spring. I have taken several of this genera which is a large one in the east. There may be only one early spring species. I am not sure. This genus broadcasts its eggs on plants and then the Noctuid caterpillars ingest the eggs, leading to their demise with the eruption of this fly.

Pollen dusted hairy black Tach in early spring at Holla Bend. This is a Jurinia species and there appears to be only one species in my state which is J. pompalis. For now I am assuming this is the correct species. In the same subfamily with Archytas. I also assume these are caterpillar endoparasites.