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Tachinid Fly

Trichopoda sp.

Description:

A colorful Tachinid fly with an orange abdomen and dark wings with a white border. This fly was about 8 mm in length. It was getting water from the wet sand along the river. These are feather-legged flies, but it was gone before I could get a good picture of the hind legs. Family Tachinidae (possibly Trichopoda pennipes). The larvae are parasitoids of Hemiptera, especially the Pentatomidae and Coreidae.

Habitat:

Sandy area along the river, Chorreadero Waterfall Park, Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, Mexico.

Notes:

https://bugguide.net/node/view/6647 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichopoda...

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Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.76, Long: -92.97

Spotted on Jan 11, 2019
Submitted on Mar 19, 2019

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