Thread subject: Diptera.info :: tachinidae?
Posted by Zeegers on 24-11-2005 08:57
Sorry, but the picts are too small to give a definite opinion.
But first impression is that most, if not all, are actually Sarcophagidae or Calliphoridae.
A very very crude, but nevertheless quite effective rule of thumb goes like this:
Arista bare -> Tachinidae (or Sarcophagidae Miltogramminae)
Arista plumuse -> Sarcophagidae / Sarcophaginae, Calliphoridae or Muscidae
If all the animals in your pictures have plumose arista, most will not be Tachinids