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Tachina Fly

Archytas sp.

Description:

Almost an inch, black abdomen with a bit of iridescence. Tachinid flies are extremely varied in appearance.

Habitat:

temperate forest

Notes:

I spotted this at Baden Powell park on the edge of the city. I was taking photos of the candy striped leafhopper when this large fly landed practically in front of me. I took one photo before it flew away.

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6 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

Thanks Juan.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 10 years ago

This is a Tachinidae fly

rozarats
rozarats 10 years ago

glad i could help!

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

I think you're probably right. That's a huge family, could be tough to narrow it down but it's a start, thanks.

rozarats
rozarats 10 years ago

Perhaps a type of horsefly

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Jul 10, 2011
Submitted on Jul 10, 2011

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