Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tachina foeda Meigen, 1824
Explanation of Names
Apparently from Latin foedus, which can mean ugly.
Native to Europe, first found in North America on Long Island in 1958. Parasitoid of Lithobius centipedes; one of the very few Tachinidae not to parasitize insects.
Wood, D. M. and A. G Wheeler, Jr. 1972. First record in North America of the centipede parasite Loewia foeda (Diptera: Tachinidae). Canadian Entomologist 104:1363-1367.