flies or bees?
flies or bees? i’m guessing flies by the eyes. are they similar because they hold their wings out straight? both about 1/2 inch long.
We wrote to Eric Eaton to try to get a species name for your fascinating fly. Here is his response: ” Yes, that is a featherlegged tachinid fly in the genus Trichopoda. They are parasites of leaf-footed bugs and squash bugs, rarely stink bugs. Those raised white spots on the head or thorax of a leaf-footed bug are the eggs of this and related species in the genus. Eric”