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Photographer: Ken Thomas
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Uploaded: 25-Aug-2014 23:11 CEST
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Camera: Olympus E-M1
Exposure time: 1/200 s
Aperture: F5.6
Focal length: 50 mm
Lens: D.Zuiko 50mm f/2.0 Macro
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ISO: 200
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Tachinid

This is probably a Tachinid Fly, which is a predator of other bugs, including caterpillars of all sorts.

Scott Peden at 23:38 CEST on 25-Aug-2014 [Reply]

Scott

Scott Peden wrote:
> This is probably a Tachinid Fly, which is a predator of other bugs, including caterpillars
> of all sorts.
>
Thanks for your expertise, Scott. I'm pleased with the clarity with which the halteres (vestigial rear wings) can be seen.

Ken Thomas at 12:14 CEST on 26-Aug-2014 [Reply]

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Ken Thomas wrote:
> Scott Peden wrote:
> > This is probably a Tachinid Fly, which is a predator of other bugs, including caterpillars
> > of all sorts.
> >
> Thanks for your expertise, Scott. I'm pleased with the clarity with which the halteres (vestigial
> rear wings) can be seen.
>
Yes, and the Haltres are under the wings, so for a local Tachinid (and unless I got this wrong and it's a Muscoidea, curved bristles verses straight hairs) the clear wings and color of the haltres helps to get to species.

Hopefully Juliette will get something like BugGuide going for Europe, it's indispensable for making sense of the insect world. All of our new, young and upcoming Entomologists have their heads buried in that before they even get to a classroom.

Scott Peden at 20:32 CEST on 26-Aug-2014 [Reply]