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Thread-wasted Fly

Systrophus macer

Description:

black and red fly with very long legs and thread waste

Habitat:

Woodland, yard

Notes:

When I first spotted this fly I thought it was an ichneumon wasp, but after researching I found it to be a bee fly. The yellow halters provide stabilization and allow the fly to maneuver better.

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9 Comments

maplemoth66
maplemoth66 2 years ago

Thread-wasted fly (incorrect spelling). Thread-waisted fly (correct spelling).

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 6 years ago

Thanks Gerardo !

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Great spot and shots :)

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 6 years ago

Thanks Patty. Juan I've submitted it, thank you.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 6 years ago

Please consider submiting this picture to Mimetic Animals mission

patty
patty 6 years ago

Interesting spotting and nice picture Diane; I didn´t know this kind of flies existed either, it did kind of look like a wasp. Greetings =)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago
Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Might have similar to this...
https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/13...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

I find some Robberflies look similar to this.... have rear legs pair very long like this...

DianePlatcoBrooks
Spotted by
DianePlatcoBrooks

Ohio, USA

Lat: 39.60, Long: -82.09

Spotted on Sep 8, 2008
Submitted on Nov 25, 2012

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