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Fly - Trichopoda pennipes

Trichopoda pennipes


This fly is about the size of a large housefly. It has a black head with large brown eyes, a mostly black thorax, a bright orange abdomen, transparent smoky wings with prominent veins, black legs and yellow feet. The hind legs bear a comb-like fringe of short hairs. Male flies have a dark spot on the wings and females have a dark tip to the abdomen.

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KristieMoore 10 years ago

Thanks Keith. I've been having quiteca challenge distinguishing the bees, wasps, and flies...and bee flys!

KeithRoragen 10 years ago

Awesome spotting and image. Looks like one of the Feather-legged Flies. I'd guess Trichopoda pennipes.

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Pensacola, Florida, USA

Spotted on Sep 16, 2011
Submitted on Sep 18, 2011

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