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Tachinid flies - Diptera: Tachinidae

Tachinid flies

RES Handbooks for the identification of British Insects. Volume 10 part 4a(i).

Robert Bekshaw, 1993, 169pp.

An identification key is provided for the adults of British Tachinidae (Diptera). A summary of the biology and distribution of each species is given, including a list of British host records. The natural history of the family is reviewed briefly, with emphasis placed on the reproductive strategies and interactions with the host. A check list includes all old generic and specific names used in the British literature since 1928.


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