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Amazing event of fly (Nemorilla maculosa) parasiting a caterpillar (Euchalcia variabilis)
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Photos by faluke in Sierra Nevada - Almeria in the last week. ENJOY!
Amazing event of fly (Nemorilla maculosa) parasiting a caterpillar (Euchalcia variabilis) on Aconitum plant.

Tachinidae ID by H. P. Tschorsnig.


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the most interesting photo showing the long ovopositor.
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I had no idea Brachycera had such long ovipositors. It reminds me of an Ichneumon wasp, some of which adopt a similar posture approaching a caterpillar.
 
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Very nice series of photos ... of a typical oviposition pose for tachinids Smile I wasn't sure about the ID so it is good to hear HPT's determination!
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Bravo!! very interesting photos!
 
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Very nice indeed ! And very characteristic of Winthemiini (and some other Tachinidae) !


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Yes, and did you notice that these photos also show that two eggs (of presumably Nemorilla maculosa) are already glued on the head capsule of the caterpillar?
 
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Fantastic moment ..... TumbsUp
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