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Photo#381685
fly with long antennae - Macrocera formosa

fly with long antennae - Macrocera formosa
Raleigh, wake County, North Carolina, USA
April 2, 2010
Size: 10 to 15 mm
please ID

Moved
Moved from Macrocera. Tentative, see discussion here

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Moved from Flies.

Strange looking fly
It's a strange-looking one; I've never seen one with such Ichneumon-like antennae.

However, Bugguide has some that look similar: Keroplatids in Macrocera. Some of the specimens photographed there have very long antennae--plus similar abdominal markings.

 
thanks for the ID
If it is a Keroplatid, then I also have an image of a larvae of this family on my image set.

 
i'm sure this is it -- great call, Peter!
i'm learning awesome stuff every day here...

 
Same here :)
Same here :)

wow. what an impressive braconid mimic! no idea...
i so want to see its head

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