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Mystery Fly (a.k.a. Bee Fly)

Systropus macer


Members of the genus Systropus, less belike than most bee flies, are convincing mimics of thread-waisted wasps. As larvae they are parasitic on caterpillars of moths in the family Limacodidae. (per Kenn Kaufman). Continuous bobbing of its abdomen.

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Illinois, USA

Spotted on Jul 5, 2012
Submitted on Jul 5, 2012

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