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Parasitic Fly

Archytas apicifer


The silvery white face helps to ID this fly to the Archytas genus. The abdomen is black with numerous bristles. The abdomen is brownish gray and also bristly. About 1 cm in length.


I photographed this fly in a suburban yard next to a deciduous forest.


This fly is a parasite on moth caterpillars, especially forest tent caterpillars.

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Roseville, Minnesota, USA

Lat: 45.00, Long: -93.12

Spotted on Jul 4, 2012
Submitted on Jul 4, 2012

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