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Sarasota County, Florida, USA
May 9, 2010
Size: 1 inch body
ID'd as Acanthocephala declivis. The cream colored protrusion caught my eye. It only appears on one side.
Is this normal? What is it? I'm macro bug curious. Thanks to all the educated experts on this site.
Feedback is always much appreciated.

Moved from Tachinidae.
Egg on this specimen

Moved from ID Request.
Nice find of a tachinid egg.

Please see...

And read about the Life cycle of this fly.

Tachinid fly
Quick, great help! Interesting links & pics. Thank you.

Is this the same insect... the one dated May 7, 2010?

Yes it is. A majority of the time I set them free alive. Didn't happen this time.

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