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Hairy fly

Hairy fly
Springfield, Virginia, USA
August 3, 2004
I think this fly is predacious because I've seen similar ones chasing small flying insects including other flies. Any help in identifying is appreciated.

Moved from Tachinid Flies.

That most certainly is a Tach
That most certainly is a Tachinid Fly, and should be a welcome guest in your garden since they will lay eggs (and even live larvae) on host caterpillars, grasshoppers and others. Search this site (or the web) for "Tachinidae".

Great photo by the way!

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