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Weevilly fly like thing - Adejeania vexatrix

Weevilly fly like thing - Adejeania vexatrix
Foothills near Deckers, CO, Douglas County, Colorado, USA
July 21, 2007
Size: Unknown

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Moved
Moved from Adejeania.

Tachinid Fly
This fly is in the family Tachinidae

 
Possibly so
I'd thought of flies first because of the body, but I've never seen one with a proboscis quite like that--it reminded me of a boll weevil. I did go ahead and look at the morphology of the Tachinidae to see if anything like this was listed, but it doesn't indicate that. Can you tell me any more?

Thank you!

 
Check out Adejeania
Note proboscis reference.

 
I think you may have nailed it!
I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post links, but http://www.insectimages.org/images/768x512/5083035.jpg looks EXACTLY like my lil guy. I think we may have a winner!

 
Agreed. I'm no expert, but this fly is quite distinctive.
Hopefully, an expert will check in on this. Many flies, particularly Tachinids, can be tough to ID.

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Thank you!

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