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Photo#11702
Tachinid Fly - Archytas metallicus

Tachinid Fly - Archytas metallicus
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
June 19, 2004
You can see my reflection in its abdomen.

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Moved
Moved from Archytas.

I see hints of an elongated second aristomere. A bit blurry for the parafacial hairs but I strongly agree.

Archytas metallicus?
Dark calypters say Archytas metallicus, but that species should have dark hairs on the face.

Tachinidae: Archytas sp.
Tachinidae: Archytas sp.

Compare another photo, compare Parachytas
Compare my photo from Orange County, though I did not get such a neat self-portrait:



Looks rather similar to Parachytas, shown at Guide to Insects of Quebec, for what that's worth in this huge family.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

Your reflection
Oh, yes! I remember the first time that it hapenned to me. I inserted my selfportrait instead using Photoshop, just for fun. It looked great!

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