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Tachinid Fly

Trichopoda sp.


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.


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


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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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