What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: What is it?
Location: Oceanside, NY
August 19, 2014 8:20 pm
Don’t have a clue. This bug, feasting on Japanese Knotweed, could be a bee, a fly or even a moth, as far as I know…..
Signature: CarlF

Tachinid Fly

Tachinid Fly

Hi CarlF,
This is a beneficial, parasitic Tachinid Fly, but we cannot tell you the exact species at this time.  Tachinid Flies are often very host specific and they are often important biological control agents that parasitize other insects and arthropods.

Tachinid Fly

Tachinid Fly

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Oceanside, New York

One Response to Tachinid Fly

  1. CarlF says:

    I just want to clarify my mistake, FWIW. This particular critter was photographed a few miles from where I originally indicated – at Tanglewood Preserve in Lakeview/Rockville Centre, NY, not Oceanside.

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