TACHINIDAE: evolution, behavior, and ecology.

  title={TACHINIDAE: evolution, behavior, and ecology.},
  author={John O. Stireman and James E O'hara and David M. Wood},
  journal={Annual review of entomology},
Tachinidae are one of the most diverse and ecologically important families in the order Diptera. As parasitoids, they are important natural enemies in most terrestrial ecological communities, particularly as natural enemies of larval Lepidoptera. Despite their diversity and ecological impact, relatively little is known about the evolution and ecology of tachinids, and what is known tends to be widely dispersed in specialized reports, journals, or texts. In this review we synthesize information… 

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