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Tachina fera (Diptera) - Igelfliege

L: 10 – 15 mm

Imago: April – Oktober, 2 Generationen

 

biotop: tLaub- und Kieferwälder

www.naturspaziergang.de/Zweifluegler/Tachinidae/Tachina_f...

biology::

food: Noctuiden (Eulenfalter)

  

Phylum: Arthropoda LATREILLE, 1829 (arthropods, Gliederfüßer)

Subphylum: Hexapoda BLAINVILLE, 1816 (Sechsfüßer)

Class: Insecta LINNAEUS, 1758 (insects, Insekten)

Subclass: Pterygota LANG, 1888 (Fluginsekten)

Infraclass: Neoptera Martynov, 1923

Order: Diptera Linnaeus, 1758 (true flies, mosquitoes & gnats, Zweiflügler)

Suborder: Brachycera Schiner, 1862

Infraorder: Muscomorpha [Syn.: Cyclorrhapha]

Superfamily: Oestroidea TOWNSEND, 1931

Family: Tachinidae ROBINEAU-DESVOIDY, 1830 (Parasitic Flies or tachina flies, Raupenfliegen)

 

Subfamily: Tachininae ROBINEAU-DESVOIDY, 1830

Tribus: Tachinini ROBINEAU-DESVOIDY, 1830

Genus: Tachina MEIGEN, 1803

Subgenus Eudoromyia Bezzi, 1906

Tachina fera LINNAEUS, 1761 (Igelfliege)

 

NE-Slovakia, High Tatras: vic. Starý Smokovec, 1800-1900m asl. (on high pastures with patches of shrubs Pinus), 30.06.2012

 

The larvae of Tachinae develop within caterpillers: endoparasitic parasitoids of high value!

more info: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tachina_fera

Imago: lives free and feeds on nectar and honeydew

->Protelean parasite

 

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Taken on June 30, 2012