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#1 2017-08-04 16:01:59

jimmymac2
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Name: James McCulloch
From: West Sussex
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Tachinid in the moth trap?

Hello everyone

I had this fly in the moth trap this morning which I think is a Tachinid based on the thick bristles. It had obvious orange bases to the wings. The wings also had some large dark markings on them which are less clear in the photo however quite noticeable in real life. I have attached a couple of photos, one taken with flash and the other without. The one with flash is the much better photo however the one without better shows the dark wing markings.

James


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#2 2017-08-04 16:12:33

jimmymac2
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Name: James McCulloch
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Re: Tachinid in the moth trap?

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#3 2017-08-04 16:59:14

Tony Irwin
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Name: Tony Irwin
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Re: Tachinid in the moth trap?

Related family - Rhinophoridae (Woodlouse parasite flies) - this one is Paykullia maculata

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#4 2017-08-04 17:50:11

jimmymac2
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Name: James McCulloch
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Registered: 2015-07-10
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Re: Tachinid in the moth trap?

Thanks a lot Tony for your quick response, I don't think I've come across Rhinophoridae before!

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