|Synonyms||chalybeata (Meigen, 1824 - Tachina)
[=?promano (Harris,  - Musca), unavailable]
[=reventa (Walker, 1853 - Tachina)]|
|Comments||6mm, shiny black|
|Shaw & Ford (1991)||-|
|Belshaw (1993)||Appears to lay the egg on the host larva, overwintering as a larva within the adult and leaving it in the spring to pupate.
Hosts: Cassida spp (Chrysomelidae). In Britain: C.rubiginosa (2 - NHM) and C. vinidis (NHM).
British distribution: S.England, (southern) Midlands, Wales and N.England (Lancs*).
Flight period: early June to early July (at least 50 records). 1 generation per year.|
|Tschorsnig & Herting (1994)||Temperate Europe to Scandinavia; NS NW HE RP BW BY NB / A CH. Bushes forest edges. Mid May to Mid July 1 generation. In low vegetation; altogether frequent however usually only single specimens. Imagines from Cassida rubiginosa Muell C. viridis L. and C. deflorata Suff. (Chrysomelidae).|
|JNCC review (1996)||-|
|Shaw & Ford (2000)||-|
||BENHS drawer||1.3 4