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Peacock fly

Rhagoletis sp.

Description:

Love this Fly the design at the end of the wings look to me as a Scorpion (look alike) to scared predators?

Habitat:

Gallery Forest. 900 Meters-3000 feet above sea level, next to Tanaca National Park, a Pasture , and in a Garden with Endemic trees, plants and flowers of Costa Rica.

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Peacock fly
Rhagoletis sp. (cerasi?) Rhagoletis - Wikipedia


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5 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Sorry to disagree ladies but I think wing patterns look more like Hexachaeta genus. So so many others though and very little info.

Thank you so much SukanyaDatta...you directed me to the right Path...The fly that looks really close to mine is a Tephritid - Rhagoletis fausta...But could not find enough information. I will edit as you said...

Yes it is, SukanyDatta, can not wait fir an ID...

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 2 years ago

This is fantastic mimicry. Wow.

Alfaro, Provincia Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Dec 19, 2018
Submitted on Feb 26, 2019

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