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Tachina latianulum

Tachina latianulum
Mount Pinos summit, elev. 8831 ft (2692m), Ventura County, California, USA
July 17, 2007
Observed in the company of a few others of the same sp., all looking freshly hatched, taking nectar in Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus .
I just saw several specimen labeled Tachina latianulum which corresponds quite well with this fly, at least from memory. Looking around, I noticed a post from Oregon by the Balabans, posted under Tachina, which seems to be the same species.
Update: compared with specimen at Cal State Northridge.

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Moved from Tachina.

Moved from Flies.

Why don't you move this one to genus level at least if you are not absollutely sure of the species. It shouldn't be in Diptera, don't you think?
Nice images, I am sure that an expert would have no trouble IDing it.

Thanks, Beatriz -
just returned from the Olympics and will try to update things. Actually, I did compare with actual specimen, think that it is a match, but cautiously would like to check whether there are any very similar spp. For now I'll follow your suggestion and move it to genus.

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