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Tachinid larva (Host: Acronicta rumicis)
Rui Andrade
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Posted on 08-01-2008 22:51
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On the last November 3rd, I collected a larva of the noctuid Acronicta rumicis. Yesterday a larva of a tachinid (I think) came out of the host pupa.
I know it must be very hard/impossible to find out the exact species but I would like to know what species and subfamilies are possible.
I've checking out on the net and I discovered that Exorista larvarum parasitizes this noctuid.

location: Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
date: 2008/01/08

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jorgemotalmeida
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Posted on 08-01-2008 23:21
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there are more tachinids that can parasite this pupa:
Compsilura concinnata
Nilea hortulana
Exorista larvarum
Pales pavida
 
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Rui Andrade
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Posted on 08-01-2008 23:29
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I hope that from the four you mentioned it is Exorista larvarum because I already met the othersSmile.
 
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