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What is this bug?
Location:  Cloudcroft Observatory, New Mexico.
September 10, 2010 4:11 pm
Hello. I was curious about a bug I saw in the mountains at Cloudcroft, New Mexico. This bug was found at the Cloudcroft Observatory. It seemed a lot like a bee because it buzzed, but it looked totally different than one.
This bug was seen in August, 2010.
Thank you!

Tachinid Fly

Hi Carly,
The color palette of your photograph is so beautiful.  This is a Tachinid Fly, probably
Adejeania vexatrix based on images posted to BugGuide.  Adult Tachinid Flies take nectar from flowers, but immature larvae are endoparasites on a variety of insects and arthropods, often limiting themselves to a single species.

Tachinid Fly
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