tach·i·na fly (tăkʹə-nə) n.
Any of several bristly, usually grayish dipterous flies of the family Tachinidae, the larvae of which are parasitic on caterpillars and other insects. Also called tachinid.
  [New Latin Tachina, type genus, from Greek takhinē, feminine of takhinos, swift, from takhos, speed.]

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