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Feather-legged Fly (Trichopoda pennipes)

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Order: Diptera (DIP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Tachinidae
Genus: Trichopoda
Species: pennipes

Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Barling, Arkansas
Marion, Arkansas
Benton, Kentucky
Corning, Ohio

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Member Notes:

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Positive melody On Jun 6, 2007, melody from Benton, KY
(Zone 7a) wrote:

This is one of the Good Guys! The female lays her eggs in the dasterdly Squash Bug or Stink Bug and the larvae feed upon the host.

They are found throughout the US and the adults feed on nectar.There may be several generations a year.

Positive sallyg On Jun 30, 2009, sallyg from Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b) wrote:

Quoted from the ID forum thread
:"This is a 'good guy' (or gal, as the case may be); it is Trichopoda pennipes, a fly in the family Tachinidae that parasitizes squash bugs. I often see them among our squash plants. See http://tinyurl.com/lfr726 for images and more information."

Fly lays eggs on large larva and adults of Squash bugs. Eggs will be on underneath edge of bug abdomen.

Timer: 12.22 jiffies (0.12220287322998).


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