I received a really interesting parcel of tachinids a month ago from Jaakko Pohjoismäki – species that are uncommon/unknown here but that are common in Finland. Jaakko had let me know the names of most specimens but today I decided to work through them and just make sure that I could come to the same conclusions … having rarities is a good way to test your knowledge of the keys. I am very pleased to say that I passed the test 😀
The list included: Leskia aurea, Dinera ferina, Blepharomyia pagana, Cyrtophleba vernalis, Phytomyptera minutissima, P.zonella, Diplostichus janitrix, Belida angelicae, Aplomya confinis, Bothria subalpina, Huebneria affinis, Drino galii, D.vicina, Nemorilla maculosa, Phasia aurulans, P.subcoleoptrata, Billaea triangulifera & Ramonda ringdahli.
Many thanks to Jaakko for his generous gift! 😀