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Tachinid fly

Linnaemya sp.

Description:

Tachinidae is a large and rather variable family most of whose larvae are internal parasites of caterpillars and other young insects. Some attack adult bugs and grasshoppers. Adults are bristly and resemble Calliphoridae, but distinguished from them by the prominent post-scutellum bulging beneath the scutellum. The 4th long vein is sharplybent. The thoracic squamae is usually very large. Many species are commonly found on flowers.

Habitat:

On Thapsia villosa flowers. Evergreen oak and pine tree forest

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/160 sec.; f/32; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired

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Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.54, Long: -3.69

Spotted on May 16, 2014
Submitted on Jul 2, 2014

Reference

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