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Tachina praeceps

Tachina praeceps
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-04-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-04-23 10:59
Viewed: 1396
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tachina praeceps (Zetterstedt, 1824)
Diptera: Tachinidae

The species belong to genus Tachina are generally endoparasitoids of lepidoptera larvae. There are not many data on the biology of Taphrina praeceps. It was found to parasitize some lepidoptera larvae. There is variability on black dots of abdomen and there are some extreme cases in which they are completly absent.This in picture is the typical case. I post two cases on WS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-23 11:25]

Hi Nikos,a very interesting work about this specie,it's nice to see the difference of black dots in different members of the same specie,3 great shots very sharp and bright.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

hallo Nikos
very nice details of this fly with beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Nikos,
Well detailed fly you have captured. Nice color and well BG. Details looks really nice from back.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have aa nice Sunday,

Hello Nikos,
Très belle qualité d'image: netteté, profondeur et couleurs.
Bonne soirée

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-04-24 17:53]

Hello Nikos,
All three of your images are wonderful and show us the differences in their markings. Excellent detail and beautiful natural coloring with just the right amount of exposure. TFS.

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  • summers (705)
  • [2016-04-26 11:58]

Great picture, Nikos, of - if I might say so- a rather unattractive animal.
I enjoyed the note and the workshop pictures too.

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