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Species Account for Tachina grossa

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Tachina grossa  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Diptera: other groups: Tachinidae

 
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Taxonomic group: flies (other) (Diptera: other groups) - County data   
Tachina grossa on Tachinid Recording Scheme website
 
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Essex Red Data List comment
Recorded from 1 out of 57x10km.sq. records in county

Species text
Tachina grossa is a very large bristly black parasitic fly, most frequently seen in northern and western districts. It is most likely to parasitise the caterpillars of large moths e.g. Eggar Moths. One individual collected by P.R. Harvey in 2003 foraging on hardhead flowers at Vange Heights appears to be the first record for Essex. References

Species text last edited on Tue Mar 20th 2007 by user 3

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