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#1 Offline Mortamir - Posted June 14 2020 - 7:22 PM

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What kind of fly https://imgur.com/gallery/AK5EPSB

#2 Offline BugFinder - Posted June 14 2020 - 7:28 PM

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it's not easy to tell from that photo, but it looks to me like it could be a male carpenter bee.   I don't think it's a fly.


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#3 Offline gcsnelling - Posted June 15 2020 - 2:23 AM

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Going against my usual policy I took a look. This is a Tachinid fly.



#4 Offline PurdueEntomology - Posted June 15 2020 - 3:20 AM

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Going against my usual policy I took a look. This is a Tachinid fly.

I agree it looks like a Tachinid and I was about to type that when I scrolled down and saw your post.  Semester 1 with its intense morphology class finally came in handy!! :)



#5 Offline Mortamir - Posted June 15 2020 - 5:18 AM

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Nice thanks for the replies.

#6 Offline BugFinder - Posted June 15 2020 - 6:20 PM

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Going against my usual policy I took a look. This is a Tachinid fly.

 

Thanks for the correction.  Can you spell that word phoneticaly so I can get an idea of how to say Tachinid correclty?


Edited by BugFinder, June 15 2020 - 6:23 PM.

“If an ant carries an object a hundred times its weight, you can carry burdens many times your size.”  ― Matshona Dhliwayo

 

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Camponotus sansabeanus

Tetramorium (sp)

Pogonomyrmex Californicus

My Ant Goals!





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