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Species Account for Tachina grossa

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

Tachina grossa Copyright: Roger Payne

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Taxonomic group: flies (other) (Diptera: other groups) - County data

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Records: 6
First Record: 2003
Latest Record: 2019

1992-on hectads: 4
Pre-1992 hectads: 0
Total hectads: 4

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Essex Red Data List comment
Recorded from 1 out of 57x10km.sq. records in county

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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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