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Tachinid Fly

Archytas sp.

Description:

fly with red eyes

Notes:

he was watching me as intently as I was watching him

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3 Comments

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 http://www.cirrusimage.com/flies_archyta.... 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 http://chrisraper.org.uk/blog/?tag=archy....

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

nice capture!

HeatherK
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Madre de Dios, Peru

Spotted on Mar 20, 2009
Submitted on Aug 23, 2012

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