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Fly

Pararchytas decisus

Description:

A very unusual looking fly (Order: Diptera), larger than a housefly with nearly black eyes, a brown face, and a robust hairy black body.

Habitat:

Rural SW Pennsylvania

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2 Comments

Elton_Wizard
Elton_Wizard 7 years ago

Thanks. I am happy to know what this bugger is. It is one of my personal favorites.

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 7 years ago

I'm not 100% sure down to species, but I do think it is a Pararchytas sp. The decisus is the only one pictured in bugguide.net, though none in PA but in many surrounding states.

William_Dembowski
Spotted by
William_Dembowski

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jun 21, 2010
Submitted on Apr 14, 2011

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