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Subject: White Fly
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
June 30, 2013 6:55 pm
I’ve never seen a white fly before, there are some black stripes on it’s back, and big red eyes. I saw it on a tree while walking my dogs in early spring. I tried to find it online, but nothing looked like this. Do you know what it is?
Signature: Emily Rose

Unknown Fly

Root Maggot Fly

Hi again Emily,
We haven’t the time to try to identify this Fly at this time, so we are posting it as unidentified and we hope one of our readers might be able to provide some information.

Instantaneous Update:  Root Maggot Fly
Thanks to Katy for providing an identification and a link to BugGuide and the Root Maggot Fly, Anthomyia oculifera.

Excellent, a community effort! I also posted to fb for identification too, and everyone is stumped so far on this guy.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

2 Responses to Root Maggot Fly

  1. Katy says:

    I think you’ve got a Root-Maggot Fly here, Anthomyia oculifera most likely based on region! A cute little fly, but nothing particularly remarkable to talk about for him.

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