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Photo#1880356
Bold black and white tachinid - Zelia

Bold black and white tachinid - Zelia
Miller State Park, Peterborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
August 22, 2020
Size: app. 1.25 cm
I keep seeing large mostly black-and-white tachinids on or beside hiking trails where ever I go.

This individual was found resting on a tree while hiking up Mount Monadnock. I didn't get an especially good full body shot because (a) the angle at which it was resting on the tree trunk (and it was hard to get a clear shot with things in the way of repositioning myself) and (b) it would move every time I took a photo (pretty sure the flash was startling the poor thing.) However, I did get photos that showed the details and setae of its the head and thorax.

Images of this individual: tag all
Bold black and white tachinid - Zelia Bold black and white tachinid - Zelia Bold black and white tachinid - Zelia

Moved
Moved from Parasitic Flies.

Probably Zelia...
...but not Z. vertebrata (https://bugguide.net/node/view/1140897) because it's second abdominal segment has two strong bristles.

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