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Tachinid Fly

Archytas apicifer

Habitat:

Wildlife habitat yard.

Notes:

Large tachinid fly that belongs to the family Tachinidae. Adult flies are strong fliers and heavily bristled, they have a creamy yellowish thorax, a white head with brown eyes, and a black abdomen. These flies are helpful parasites that attack the noctuid moth. These common Tachinid flies can be found at flowers and are very common in the summer. Adults are large 0.4-0.7 inches long. Like all members of the family they hold their wings slightly open to reveal their round abdomen.

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joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 30, 2013
Submitted on May 5, 2013

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