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tachinid - Zelia vertebrata - female

tachinid - Zelia vertebrata - Female
Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina, USA
August 15, 2007

Moved from Zelia zonata.

Females of zonata and vertebrata are similar; I mistakenly thought the female vertebrata looked like the male.

Moved from Zelia.

Probably Zelia zonata
Probably Zelia zonata. A more lateral view would clarify whether bristles are present on the top of the second segment of the abdomen.

Replaced with larger picture
This is the only shot I have, so I enlarged the image which should show enough detail.

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