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July 24, 2009
Very Large fly (with photo this time)                         Inbox        X
I have been unsuccessful for several days to submit this query through the web site.  It says that my file won’t upload so I decided to try submitting directly to your e-mail address that I got when you answered one of my other submissions.
This is a very large fly that I found resting on the chains of my disc golf target here at my home in Charlotte, NC.  We have a large wooded area with several creeks behind our house with lots of deer.  I looked through the flies section on WTB as well as BugGuide and had no luck.  I used the macro function on my new camera to great success.
Brian R. Lucas
Charlotte, NC
p.s. I got so excited to submit that I forgot to attach the photo!

Tiger Bee Fly

Tiger Bee Fly

Hi Brian,
Thanks for writing back with the image.  This is a Tiger Bee Fly, Xenox tigrinus.  According to BugGuide:  “Larva is a parasite of Carpenter Bees Xylocopa.”

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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