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|Tachina magnicornis (Zetterstedt, 1844)|
Tachina magnicornis belongs to tachinid flies which are parasitic flies. The species below does look like the Common Housefly, but it has more and longer hairs. Parasitic flies lay their eggs near or in the larvae of other insects. After hatching the larva of the fly starts to eat the larva of the other insect. Adults feed on nectar of flowering plants. Here it feeds on nectar of Helichryssum italicum. It is a fast mooving fly.
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