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Tachinid Fly

Archytas sp.


fly with red eyes


he was watching me as intently as I was watching him

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Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 9 years ago

Agree with Gordon

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 9 years ago

Heather, I'm not familiar with flies in this area, but I suspect this is a Tachinid fly, maybe one of the Archytas species. See These are very successful flies and very widespread so they almost certainly exist in your area as well. Another site that may prove useful is at

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

nice capture!

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