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wasp-mimic fly


A small unidentified yellow wasp-mimic fly.


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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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
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Scott Frazier


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

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