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Gonia picea – a tachinid fly

Gonia picea - a tachinid fly, photographed 14 March 2011 by B Crowley. Id by Chris Raper (www.tachinidae.org.uk, www.diptera.info)

Gonia picea – a tachinid fly, photographed 14 March 2011 by B Crowley. Id by Chris Raper (www.tachinidae.org.uk, www.diptera.info)

 

Gonia picea - a tachinid fly, photographed 14 March 2011 by B Crowley. Id by Chris Raper (www.tachinidae.org.uk, www.diptera.info)

Gonia picea – a tachinid fly, photographed 14 March 2011 by B Crowley. Id by Chris Raper (www.tachinidae.org.uk, www.diptera.info)

Gonia picea – a tachinid fly.
A medium sized fly (about 8mm) which might be mistaken by some for a blowfly. However, it isn’t and is in fact fairly unusual in the UK. It’s most distinctive feature is probably the white face.
(14 March 2011)


Group: Insects
Order: Diptera
Family: Tachinidae
Species: Gonia picea
Author: B Crowley

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