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Tachinidae - Adejeania vexatrix - female

Tachinidae - Adejeania vexatrix - Female
White River Nat'l Forest, 33 miles SE of Meeker, Rio Blanco County, Colorado, USA
September 10, 2008
Size: 15mm
Found at 7600 feet elevation:
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Tachinidae - Adejeania vexatrix - female Whale-tail Fly - Adejeania vexatrix Tachinidae - Adejeania vexatrix - female

Neat fly! There are several types here that look like this, some with IDs, some not. I gave up trying to make sense out of them. Big difference is amount and distribution of bristles. Other differences include abdomen shape (round or more oblong) and dots on abdomen. Good luck!

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