Parasite on Japanese beetle - Istocheta aldrichi
Kennebunk, Maine, USA
July 15, 2004
U Maine ext.service reported on local TV: marked drop in Japanese Beetle population in 2004;attributed to very cold January-February w/ little to no snow cover. Also to a parasitic fly just noted. My image files show this parasite, identified as a parasitic fly, in 2001,2003,2004. Any idea re Fly..? a Tachinid.. ID by UMaine Ento Dept as Tachinid fly,Hyperecteina aldrichi, the "Winsome Fly"