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Subject:  Fruit or deer fly
Geographic location of the bug:  Rochester, new york
Date: 08/10/2018
Time: 09:24 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Green eyes,chestnut body w gold shield,almost, on back .black lines on transparent wings. Looked a bit like a smallish deer fly or a very large fruit fly.
How you want your letter signed:  Dip-Teran

Walnut Husk Fly

Dear Dip-Teran,
This is a Walnut Husk Fly,
Rhagoletis completa, one of the Fruit Flies in the family Tephritidae, and it is pictured on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide the larval host is:  “Walnut husks primarily. It can attack other plants, such as peaches.”

Thank you!  That explains it!  It’s peach season here!
What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Rochester, New York

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