Red, spiky fly?
This guy flew into a leaf and fell in front of me last week when I was in upstate New York…I’ve never in my life seen a bug like this. He must be some variety of fly, could you please tell me what he is, exactly? I don’t mind how long you take to answer, even if it’s like, 2 months. I understand you’re busy, so if nothing else, at least I can give you a cool photo of a weird bug! Thank you very much!
The Beelike Tachinid Fly, Bombyliopsis abrupta, is an important biological control agent. They parasitize caterpillars.