Gardeners and farmers know all too well how an insect pest like a squash bug or Japanese beetle can turn a good year into a bad one. But take heart Granite State growers, you are not alone in your fight against voracious crop-eating insects. You have an ally, even if it is a little gross.
A family of flies called a tachinids (pronounced ta-KIN-id), are parasites on many of our most dreaded pests. Tachinids look like a common housefly, but they have slight variations in size, color and body shape. Each live a parasitic lifestyle. More