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Unknown spotting


A fly as big as the honey bee Apis indica. Unusual light brown hair where wings are attached to the body.


Western Himalayas.

1 species ID suggestions

Gaiea 6 years ago
Horse Fly


Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 6 years ago

Thanks, Gaiea. Thank you, ForestDragon. It looks like the one at sixth place in the first row. Cyzenis browni.

ForestDragon 6 years ago

Hi Harsha, I think this fly looks a lot like a species of Tachinid Fly, Family Tachinidae. They can be large and usually have hairy abdomens.

Even though this is a reference for North American Tachinids, I think it will be helpful for you:

I am having a hard time finding a good online reference for Indian insects.

Himachal Pradesh, India

Lat: 32.50, Long: 76.50

Spotted on Feb 26, 2013
Submitted on Feb 26, 2013

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