Subject: What species of fly is this?
Location: Clinton, Maine
August 18, 2017 1:48 pm
This is a fly my son found in our flower garden. It is summertime here in Maine and I don’t recall ever seeing this fly! We have many living next to a farm, but this little guy is quite exquisite! Can you tell me what he is please?
Signature: Kristy Richard
This is a parasitoid Tachinid Fly, and we are quite confident it is Belvosia borealis because of its similarity to this BugGuide posting, also from Maine. According to BugGuide, the larvae feed “on Ceratomia spp. (Sphingidae).”