Thread subject: :: Tachinidae - Exorista rustica group

Posted by tim worfolk on 18-07-2009 21:32

Looks to me like Exorista, but I've been wrong before...

18/7/2009; Devon, England.



Edited by tim worfolk on 19-07-2009 08:30

Posted by tim worfolk on 18-07-2009 21:32

another view.

Posted by ChrisR on 18-07-2009 21:43

Yup - looks like Exorista rustica (group - including mimula, tubulosa, rustica) to me (mustard-coloured face dusting, long pointy abdomen, parafacial bristles, 3 post-dc, shadow-fold on median vein) ... most probably E. rustica itself (based on appearance & being very common this time of year) :)

[tubulosa looks almost identical but is rarer and needs genitalia, while mimula is usually much smaller]

Edited by ChrisR on 18-07-2009 21:45