What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Orange hairy butt fly
Location: Central NY, south of Ithaca
July 31, 2017 7:53 am
I was intrigued by this fly whilst walking my dog early one morning in late July. It was relatively slow moving and stuck around the same plant for a few minutes. It was the size of a large housefly. I encountered it on a mowed walking path near some grain fields at the edge of state forest land, in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. What is this delightful creature?
Signature: Andrea

Tachinid Fly

Dear Andrea,
This is a parasitoid Tachinid Fly or Bristle Fly, but we are uncertain of the species as there are many similar looking species in this very large family.

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

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