Tag Archives: Tachinidae

09.29.2022 Glamour Shot

Gymnoclytia sp.  A Tachinid fly.  These parasitic flies lay their eggs most often on the larvae of another insect, very often caterpillars, which dooms the host.  The adults feed on nectar.

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08.22.2022 What gets me excited

Well, it obviously doesn’t take much but finding a new insect, especially an attractive one, does get me going. Feather-legged Fly-Trichopoda pennipes on boneset.   These are bee mimics and the “feathers” on the legs resemble the pollen baskets found on … Continue reading

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09.01.2020 Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Harry was a fly

If you were expecting a bear, sorry to disappoint.  But if you thought it was a fly, well a fly I can do. Another Tachinid Fly actually. Last night to end the month I went out in the yard and … Continue reading

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