Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school



A stubby, fat fly with hair almost like spikes on it's backside. Rather friendly, too.


This particular one lives in North-Eastern Colombia, on the slopes of the San Lorenzo Ridge in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, above the town of Santa Marta, Colombia.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


allencraig 10 years ago

(I guess you're not completely textless after all :) Tachinid is a good start, maybe I'll do some more digging on my end. Thanks!

textless 10 years ago

It looks like some kind of tachinid fly, but there are thousands of different species so that's not super helpful. Good photo!

Spotted by

Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

Spotted on Oct 6, 2011
Submitted on Oct 7, 2011

Related Spottings

Flesh fly Fly Fly Spotting

Nearby Spottings

Tarantula Anole Green Robber Frog Hummingbird
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team