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Tachina ferae

Observed: 18th August 2009 By: anonymous spotter
Tachina fera prob

A best guess from my cheap ' n' cheerful insect guide: looking for a correction or confirmation.

    Likely ID
    Tachine fera
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
    ID agreements (): 3 People
    • dshubble
      Leaf Beetle Recording SchemeSouthampton Natural History Society
      Invertebrates expert
    • Matt Smith
      Amateur Entomologists' SocietyBees, Wasps and Ants Recording SocietyDipterists ForumPeople's Trust for Endangered SpeciesTachinid Recording Scheme
      Invertebrates expert
    • Martin Harvey
      Berkshire Moth GroupFSC - Field Studies CouncilSoldierflies and Allies Recording SchemeBuckinghamshire Invertebrate Group
      Invertebrates expert
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Martin Harvey's picture

Tachina fera

I'd agree that this is Tachina fera - would you like to add that as the identification (click on "add a revision") so we can agree with you?

The most similar species is Nowickia ferox - if you look at the second of the three antennal segments, and the tibiae of the legs, they are orange in T. fera but dark brown/black in N. ferox.

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MH's comment

Many thanks

Matt Smith's picture

I'll agree with Tachina fera

I'll agree with Tachina fera - it's a nice clear photo and there are only a very few other UK species that look similar - for this species ID we can see all the bits we need to see. I'll add the record to the Tachinid Recording Scheme dataset later on today.

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