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Any of various bristly, usually grayish dipteran flies of the family Tachinidae, the larvae of which are parasitic on caterpillars and other insects. Also called tachina fly.

[New Latin Tachinidae, family name, from Tachina, type genus, from Greek takhinē, feminine of takhinos, swift, from takhos, speed.]

tach′i·nid′ adj.


(Zoology) any of numerous flies belonging to the family Tachinidae
(Zoology) describing an insect of the family Tachinidae
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flavourabrosa, and two Nephrotoma ferruginea), and the parasite was a six-millimeter-long larva of some tachinid fly.
2009) found that of 100,000 specimens belonging to 3,500 species of moth, butterfly, tachinid fly and parasitoid wasp, less than 1 % of the species could not be separated using barcoding.
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