Tachina fera

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Tachina fera
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Tachinidae
Genus: Tachina
Species: T. fera
Binomial name
Tachina fera
(Linnaeus, 1761)
Synonyms
  • Musca reccumbo Harris, 1776
  • Tachina reccumbo (Harris, 1776)
  • Musca fera Linnaeus, 1758

Tachina fera is a species of fly in the genus Tachina of the family Tachinidae. It is found across Europe as far north as Scandinavia.[1] Its larvae are parasitoids of the caterpillars of moths in the family Noctuidae; afflicted species include the Broom Moth Ceramica pisi, the Dun-Bar Cosmia trapezina, Small Quaker Orthosia cruda and Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi.[1][2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chris Raper, ed. (2007). "Tachina fera (Linnaeus, 1761)". Tachinid Recording Scheme. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Belshaw, Robert (1993). "Tachinid Flies Diptera Tachinidae". Royal Entomological Society Handbooks. Royal Entomological Society of London. 10 (4ai): 170. 
  4. ^ van Emden, F.I. (1954). "Ditera Cyclorrhapha Calyptrata (I) Section (a) Tachinidae & Calliphoridae". Royal Entomological Society Handbooks. Royal Entomological Society of London. 10 (4a): 133. 

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