You Found Me, But You Gonna Think Hard To Know Me

by Ricardo October. 05, 2009 3649 views

Trichopoda pennipes aka Feather legged Tachina Fly

Who said that I know all these names is easy to me!? No it is not. Behind all these names of these bugs are (sometimes) hours of search and study to identify it.
This one was without doubts the MOST HARDER ever to ID. It took almost 1 month to identify, and It was really hard to me. But at least I can say I’ve had the lucky to find a rare specie.
Trichopoda pennipes is a parasite of several species like Squash bugs and stink bugs.
This specie is native to USA, and was RECENTLY introduced in Europe, in Portugal, Spain and a part of France. Though is still not very common to see them.
Its size is about of a housefly.
A curious fact is that the stink bug produces the smell that for use is disgusting but for these flies attracts them and is easy to they find them and infect the bug with their eggs.
So it was hard to me because this is a recent European fly. It is a newbie in Europe! :)
I also played a little on the pictures with blurry, because the pictures were not so good. But it think after all my effort on ID it, it was worth to post! :)

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Tom 7 years, 11 months ago

Another fantastic set Ricky

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Mehdi Saharkhiz 7 years, 11 months ago

SUPPPPPPPPERB

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Nikolas 7 years, 11 months ago

But everyone knows the name of that small bug.................... :)))
Very good catch!

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Brian 7 years, 11 months ago

Good job in not giving up!

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 7 years, 11 months ago

Super-insect-spotter, that is wath you are!!!
Nice post!!

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 7 years, 11 months ago

Congratulations. You should be very happy to ID this one!

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jet28 7 years, 11 months ago

What a colourful creature!

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Christa 7 years, 11 months ago

Definitivamente é o rei dos insectos, e agora que a Ruth não aparece, o trono é todo seu! Sabe alguma coisa dela?

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
David Cardona 7 years, 11 months ago

Awesome extreme close focus. Thanks for sharing!

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Hong S 7 years, 11 months ago

:P

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 7 years, 11 months ago

Lovely colors and pictures

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Smitha 7 years, 11 months ago

Great work! These are surely worth posting and i love to learn new things from your blog :) you are a super master, Ricky

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Buffy 7 years, 11 months ago

You sure know your bugs and how to identify them.

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Marsha 7 years, 11 months ago

Good shots, Ricky....your perseverance paid off! Congrats on finding, shooting, and identifying this rare fly.

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Lys 7 years, 11 months ago

Que bonitas fotos Ricky. Ya ha aparecido tu hermanita,jajaja

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Miclaud 7 years, 11 months ago

Nice report! THanks a lot!

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 7 years, 11 months ago

Excellent. It shows how far dedication will go.

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Walter 7 years, 11 months ago

:-)

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Lynn 7 years, 11 months ago

GREAT WORK!!! Yes, these were worth posting...I love learning about the bugs you shoot :))

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Soubhagya Sagar Behera 7 years, 11 months ago

Nevertheless these r awesome pics...i love to shoot bugs, but sadly i am confined to a room these days... some day....

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jarvo Laysell 7 years, 11 months ago

Congratulations Ricky, you are bug spotter #1. You deserve this success.

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
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