Swift Feather-legged Fly

Trichopoda pennipes

Summary 2

Trichopoda pennipes is a fly in the family Tachinidae. The larvae are parasitoids of several true bugs, particularly squash bugs and leaf-footed bugs in the family Coreidae and stinkbugs in the family Pentatomidae and it is used as a biological control agent for these agricultural pests. It is native to North and South America and has been introduced into southern Europe.

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  1. (c) Judy Gallagher, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Judy Gallagher, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/23941336
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichopoda_pennipes

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