family Tachinidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Tachinidae - parasites on other insectsfamily Tachinidae - parasites on other insects    
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Diptera, order Diptera - a large order of insects having a single pair of wings and sucking or piercing mouths; includes true flies and mosquitoes and gnats and crane flies
tachina fly - bristly fly whose larvae live parasitically in caterpillars and other insects; important in control of noxious insects
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Two species of the Diptera belong to family Tachinidae are the most important parasitoids of the earwig in central Europe: the dominant earwig parasitoids, Triarthria setipennis (Fallen), and the less abundant Ocytata pallipes (Fallen) (Kuhlmann, 1995).
It was formally described as Lixamontia franki (Wood and Cave 2006), family Tachinidae, and seems to attack only bromeliad-eating Metamasius weevil larvae.
Family Tachinidae (Larvaevoridae) In A Catalogue of the Diptera of the Americas south of the United States.