Location: Northeastern Louisiana
July 23, 2011 5:34 pm
I found this cute fly in my pool skimmer in the summer of 2010. It was so cute. It’s hairy and is black with beautiful turquoise stripes on the tail section. This is the only image I have. I tried to find out what kind of fly it was searching and searching photo files, but never found it. Hope you can help.
Hi again BugBunny,
Generally, Flies with this type of hair pattern are Tachinid Flies, and we began our search there, but we were quickly sidetracked to the Hairy Maggot Blow Fly, Chrysomya rufifacies, on BugGuide. We wish your photo included a view of the head as that might provided a more conclusive identification. While we believe the identification is correct, we cannot be certain.