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Tiger Bee Fly

Xenox tigrinus

Description:

A fly with dark and clear patterns on the wings.

Habitat:

Spotted taking a drink at a seep along a dirt road in central Washington.

Notes:

A parasitic fly - the female lays its fertilized eggs in Carpenter bee nest. The Tiger bee fly larvae will hatch and consume the Carpenter bee larvae before they can mature enough to fly away.

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Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Washington, USA

Lat: 46.90, Long: -120.66

Spotted on Jun 23, 2018
Submitted on Jul 7, 2018

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