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Tachinid Fly

Hysticia abrupta


Very big and very hairy! Prehistoric looking. They vary in color from , red, black, brown or yellow I'm not 100 percent sure this is a Tachinid fly, but when I looked it up I felt this is mostly likely it. Can't find anything else that resembles it.


I found this on some wild flowers boardering my yard. They can be found on flowers or marshy areas during the summer and fall. this one was spotte din Connecticut


they are lethal predators to the insects they feed on. Most feed on the caterpillar of moths. Some are deliberately imported from other areas to control destructive moth populations.

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LindaGuastamachio 10 years ago

Thank you Textless! It's the only one I've ever seen. I will check it out on the web. Thanks for the info.

textless 10 years ago

It kind of looks like a tachinid fly ( but there are lots of different kinds. Nice photo!

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Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Sep 24, 2010
Submitted on Sep 8, 2011

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