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wasp-mimic fly

Description:

A small unidentified yellow wasp-mimic fly.

Habitat:

Observed on Hibiscus sp. in a large semi-urban yard and garden near a disturbed patch of remnant forest in the equatorial tropics of northern New Guinea.

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2 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

Thanks. I was debating if it was a wasp mimic or not. Yes now I see the arista.

John La Salle
John La Salle 6 years ago

Neat looking insect - but it is a fly (Diptera) not a wasp.
There are lots of flies out there that like to look like wasps to confuse predators.

Scott Frazier
Spotted by
Scott Frazier

Indonesia

Spotted on Jun 3, 2014
Submitted on Jun 20, 2014

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