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Fly I.D.
Hello Bugman
Just curious as to what kind of fly this is. I took this picture in the springtime in southern New Jersey. The fly was probably a half inch long and sitting on some small flowers. I included the flowers when I cropped the picture in case it helps with the identification. Thanks!
John Kratz

Hi John,
This looks like a Tachinid Fly to us, probably in the genus Archytas according to images on BugGuide. Immature flies, the maggots, are intermal parasites on a variety of insects.

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