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Tachina fly

Tachina sp

Description:

Probably Tachina fera - about 15mm long, with yellow-orange abdomen sporting wide black dorsal stripe ending in a point. It also sports black bristles on thorax and abdomen. Whitish face.

Habitat:

Here, seen in a small valley in Jura mountain Range, around the lake Lamoura - the highest altitude lake in Jura Mountain range, at 1156m. The valley is surrounded by a coniferous forest, and the majority of it is occupied by grassland, while some of the lake shores are peat-bogs. The site of Lamoura Lake has been designated as a Natura 2000 area, in order to protect this fragile peatbog ecosystem.

Notes:

Many thanks to Emilie Chich for help in ID-ing this fly.

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2 Comments

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 10 months ago

Thank you Emilie.

EmilieChich
EmilieChich 10 months ago

This is not a housefly, but a member of the very large Tachinidae family. Possibly Tachina fera or a close parent.

Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Tromelin Island

Lat: 46.40, Long: 5.98

Spotted on Aug 5, 2018
Submitted on Aug 11, 2018

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