Thread subject: :: Tachinid and another

Posted by ChrisR on 24-07-2005 16:12

The tachinid looks like Eriothrix rufomaculata - a very common species that usually dominates the tachinid fauna in mid summer. It is highly variable with varying degrees of red on the abdomen and both large and small specimens, however it usually has: slightly smokey wings with a petiole and large costal spine; and a silvery face with projecting mouth edge. You should see it in any grassy habitat where crambid moths occur - they are the presumed host.

Not sure about the other one, but it looks like a sarcophagid :)

Edited by ChrisR on 24-07-2005 16:20