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Tachinid Fly

Hysticia abrupta

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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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2 Comments

LindaGuastamachio
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
textless 10 years ago

It kind of looks like a tachinid fly (http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/724...)... but there are lots of different kinds. Nice photo!

LindaGuastamachio
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LindaGuastamachio

Connecticut, USA

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

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