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Subject: What is this pretty little thing?
Location: Roseville, Michigan, USA
July 4, 2017 9:23 am
Saw 2 of these on my sunflower leaves this morning. It was super tiny, but so pretty. especially it’s wings. Can you tell me what it is possible?
Thanks!
Pam Clarke
Signature: Thanks so much!

Sunflower Maggot Fly

Dear Pam,
We quickly identified your Sunflower Maggot Fly,
Strauzia longipennis, thanks to this BugGuide image.  According to BugGuide:  “While infestation levels have occasionally reached nearly 100%, damage within sunflower stalks from larval feeding usually is light.” 

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Roseville, Michigan

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