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Fly - Copestylum? - Juriniopsis adusta - female

Fly - Copestylum? - Juriniopsis adusta - Female
Linthicum, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
July 3, 2015
Size: approx 1/2"
Easily the largest fly I've seen in the garden so far this year. About the size of a smallish bumblebee.

Moved from Tachinini.

Thank you
Thanks for moving this to the right place, John F. Carr. I meant to do it myself but it has been a while since I logged in. Also thank you for the ID. You did a good job with what I now realize was not a great photo. In the future I will try to adjust the contrast to better show off the body hairs. (Although in this case the body itself is so dark that may not have helped a lot.)

Moved from Tachinidae.

Moved from ID Request.


Thank you! After browsing ima
Thank you! After browsing images I think this may belong to genus Archytas but I will wait to see if any more experts weigh in. All I can say for sure is that nobody in this family will be winning any insect beauty contests anytime soon, haha.

More likely Juriniopsis
More likely Juriniopsis adusta. The Archytas with dark red abdomen is A. metallicus. It does not have broad fore tarsi. Also, there seems to be a row of bristles across the back of tergite 3 where Archytas has a single pair of bristles.

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