Long Tongue Tachinid Fly

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Long Tongue Tachinid FlyFamily: Tachinidae
Subfamily: Dexiinae
Common names: Long Tongue Tachinid Fly
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All Tachinid flies are parasitoids with their larvae growing as parasites of other insects. While the larvae of most Tachinid flies feed on the caterpillars of moths and butterflies, the Dexiinae subfamily are parasites of beetles. I found this rather large long legged beauty resting on the lichen-covered trunk of a tree.

(October 2010)