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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Ectophasia crassipennis

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Ectophasia crassipennis

Ectophasia crassipennis is a species of 'parasitic flies' belonging to the family Tachinidae subfamily Phasiinae.[1]


Adults of Ectophasia crassipennis can reach a length of about 5–9 millimetres (0.20–0.35 in). Their large compound eyes are reddish. In this quite variable species the body may be blackish or orange-brownish. The broad abdomen is flattened and sternite 7 is ventrally folded. The large wings have wide brownish or greysh dots and the cell R5 is opened at the edge.[2][3] It is quite difficult to distinguish this species from the similar Ectophasia oblonga.[4]


This fly is present in Southern Europe and warmer parts of Central Europe.[3][5]


These flies can mostly be encountered from early August through late September feeding on nectar of flowers (especially of Apiaceae and Asteraceae species).

The larvae are parasitic of Hemiptera (Pentatomidae,[2] Acanthosomatidae,[6] Coreidae and Lygaeidae [4] species).


  • James E. O'Hara, Hiroshi Shima, & Chuntian Zhang - "Annotated Catalogue of the Tachinidae (Insecta: Diptera) of China" - Zootaxa 2190 (2009): 1-236
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