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Red Spiky Bee-Type Bug
January 22, 2010
We were hiking to Lower Calf Creek Falls between Escalante and Boulder, Utah last September, when we came across this strange looking bee-type bug. What is it?
Tyson Cramer
Between Escalante and Boulder, Utah

Tachinid Fly

Hi Tyson,
What a gorgeous photo of a Tachinid Fly.  It will probably take an expert to get a definitive positive species identification, but it does look quite similar to Macromya crocata, a species posted on BugGuide and photographed in nearby Arizona.

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