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Tachinid Fly

Epalpus signifer


Large fly with a yellowish head and thorax, black abdomen with a distinct yellow mark near the end. White face. Yellowish coloration at base of wings. Coarse hairs on abdomen typical of Tachinid Flies.


Sunken Meadow State Park, NY.


First Tachinid of the year! Notice the pollen on the hairs of the abdomen in picture #1.

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KarenL 6 years ago

Nice capture!

LauraMaria 6 years ago

What a cool little fly! Love those amazing hairs, a flower's best friend for sure!

Fort Salonga, New York, USA

Lat: 40.91, Long: -73.26

Spotted on Apr 20, 2013
Submitted on Apr 22, 2013

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