Pseudochaeta sp. (Peru)

Pseudochaeta sp. (Peru)
This is a specimen of Pseudochaeta – a Carcelia-type tachinid but with a row of strong facial-ridge bristles.

Pseudochaeta sp. (French Guiana)

Pseudochaeta sp. (French Guiana)
Pseudochaeta is another of the Carcelia-type tachinids, with large eyes, but it also lacks the tuft of hairs on the hind coxa, present on Carcelia. It also has a strong row of facial-ridge bristles. EDIT (09/10/2010): I have found a second specimen virtually identical to this one from Peru. Det: Monty Wood, 2010.

fg-taxon #62 (Pseudochaeta sp.)

fg-taxon #62 (Pseudochaeta sp.)
This is one of my favourite tachinids – an absolute beauty. The photos don’t do it justice but this taxon is incredibly shiny and deep black in colour with silvery-grey dusting on the parafacial, pleurae and anterior corners of tergites 3-5. The head is very rounded with no ocellar bristles and a deep facial concavity ...