A really puzzling black tachinid

A really puzzling black tachinid
This weekend I have been having another look at the Armenian and Russian samples and hit the same problem … a really puzzling but very distinctive tachinid that just won’t key confidently. They bear a passing resemblance to Loewia sp. because they are shiny black with short antennae that are mounted on the face level ...

Tachinids from the Caucasus and Ural regions

Tachinids from the Caucasus and Ural regions
While on a flying visit to the Moscow University Zoological Museum, Andrey Ozerov kindly let me take a number of their indet. tachinids on loan. The regions covered include the Caucasus, Urals and a few other areas – places which are seldom collected by workers living outside Russia, so it looked like it might yield ...