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Tachinid Fly

Belvosia borealis


This large fly with dark wings, spiky body hairs, and a yellow striped rump is still hanging about the garden with a few others of the same species. They seem to be in the shadier areas on large leaves.


Wildlife habitat garden with many native plants.

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gatorfellows 8 years ago

thank you. It has not been hard, since there are a few that have been buzzing around the garden this past week. This is the first Tachinid fly that I have seen with the bee-like rear.

Nice spotting!

gatorfellows 8 years ago

Yes and their large size makes them a bit scary.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

Very interesting insect

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Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on Jun 30, 2012
Submitted on Jul 1, 2012

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