|Barynotus obscurus - Carlton Garden, Nottinghamshire 21st April 2013|
|Tachina Ursina - Budby Heath April 20th 2013|
I'm not that hot on flies but this chap caught my eye while out and about yesterday, Tachina ursina, don't think it has a common English name, not that I'm too bothered about that one. If you like flies you'll probably learn the correct latin names and just be a little bored with stupid made up English names with no relevance to their lifestyle or habits. Don't know the lifestyle of this one but if it's anything like other Tachinid flies they usually lay their eggs on lepidopteran larvae. The Maggot then eats the fat deposits of its host until its ready to pupate. Nice!