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aterrimus or instabilis

Fat blue tachinid - Archytas  A big black fly on a leaf in New Jersey (Tachinidae: Archytas) - Archytas Large Fly - Archytas - male fly - Archytas Archytas aterrimus - female Fly - Archytas Tachinid fly ? - Archytas - male 9048736 Tach - Archytas
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Oestroidea
Family Tachinidae (Parasitic Flies)
Subfamily Tachininae
Tribe Tachinini
Genus Archytas
No Taxon aterrimus or instabilis
Identification
Dull to shining black thorax (including scutellum), shiny black to dark blue abdomen, black hairs on side of face.
Range
Widespread and common east of Rocky Mountains, rare in Southwest.
Remarks
Most of the flies placed here are Archytas aterrimus. A. instabilis is rare.