Tiger Bee Fly from Canada

Subject:  Tiger Bee Fly
Geographic location of the bug:  Oakville Ontario Canada
Date: 08/03/2022
Time: {current_time} EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Found this strange fly on our deck …never seen one before so question is was it brought up here by weather winds as this appears to be too far north?
How you want your letter signed:  Richard Weima

Tiger Bee Fly

Dear Richard,
This is indeed a Tiger Bee Fly, a large fly that parasitizes the nests of Carpenter Bees.  Tiger Bee Flies are frequently reported from Canada.  According to BugGuide, sightings in Canada are reported in August and September.

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