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The Tachinid Times
BRC recording card Issue 16 of The Tachinid Times
Other people's articles
article "Ford, T.H. and M.R. Shaw. 1991. Host records of some West Palearctic Tachinidae (Diptera). Entomol. Rec. J. Var. 103: 23-38". This article is based on a computer scan and any mistakes in it are due entirely to the deficiences of my technology, rather than any mistake in the original.
article "Ford, T.H., Shaw M.R. & Robertson, D.M. 2000. Further host records of some West Palearctic Tachinidae (Diptera). Entomol. Rec. J. Var. 112: 25-36". This article is based on the one published in EMM but includes some modification made by the authors after publication.
article "An unexpected attack by the parasites!" by Reg Fry [Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 59 (October 2000) (p182-184)]
article A reworking of the figures from van Emden's key covering the external male genitalia of Eurithia spp.. (apologies to the RES, who own the copyright to these figures)
Articles I have contributed to
article "Graphogaster brunnescens Villeneuve, 1907 (Diptera, Tachinidae) at Hartslock nature reserve in Oxfordshire." [First published in the Dipterist's Digest, 1999 vol. 6:1] ** NOTE this was a misident. and a correction in being produced **
article "A further sighting of Thecocarcelia acutangulata (Macqart, 1850) (Diptera, Tachinidae) and a brief revue of its status in the UK." [First published in the Dipterist's Digest, 2001]
article "Ceromya flaviseta (Villeneuve) (Diptera, Tachinidae) recorded in Oxfordshire"
article Paracraspedothrix montivaga Villeneuve and Carcelia bombylans Robineau-Desvoidy (Diptera: Tachinidae) new to Britain
article Recent records for Cistogaster globosa (Fabricius, 1775) and Phasia barbifrons (Girschner, 1887) (Diptera: Tachinidae) in Berkshire
article Carcelia laxifrons Villeneuve (Diptera, Tachinidae) new to Britain and a revised key to the British Carcelia species



checklist of UK species An up to date checklist of UK species.
BRC recording card A copy of the BRC Tachinid Recording Scheme recording card.
The Central European Key

An English translation of Hans-Peter Tschorsnig and Benno Herting's key to Central European Tachinidae. The original is excellent and our translation is an attempt to make it more accessible to english speakers, while doing justice to the original. The translated text includes a few modifications taken from an errata published after the original and I intend to incorporate further suppliments as Peter makes them available to me.

The key is available in two parts - both of which are in passworded ZIP format - the password is just so that we can record how many people are using it and ask for feedback - to obtain a password please .

I also recommend that you get hold of a copy of the original work (see bibliography) if only so that you can check for any inaccuracies in our translation!

Central European key - text the key text (in Word 2000 format, last updated 14.iii.2001)
Central European key - figures the key figures (as GIFs, last updated 11.ii.2001)
Palearctic computer key
The next download is a computer key to the genera of Palearctic Tachinidae by Hans-Peter Tschorsnig. This key is the last hope for anyone with a heavily damaged specimen where important keying features (e.g. artistae) have been lost. The key works by asking the user a series of questions (you skip the ones you can't answer) and eliminating all those genera that fail - at the end you should be left with one genus, but this cannot be guaranteed.
Software - Palearctic key Zipped executables. (2.24Mb - just unZIP the contents to a new folder and run the EXE).

All articles and downloads have been used with the permission of their authors. I would like to thank every one of them for helping to support this website.

(All content © copyright Chris Raper and respective authors, 2007)