Monday, August 3, 2015

August 3, 2015: Tachina Fly

This Tachina Fly (Trichopoda pennipes), a member of the Family Tachinidae, was found on Prairie Dogbane.  The larvae of this species are parasitoids of several true bugs, including squash bugs, leaf-footed bugs, and stinkbugs.  They appear in late Spring or early Summer and feed on nectar sucked from various flowers. 7/13/15 (Wolf. Oesterreich)

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