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Hover fly to ID - Tachina

Hover fly to ID - Tachina
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
September 11, 2004
Looks like the Woolly bear hover fly but not quite, could it be the Black faced hover fly that ranges frm CA to BC?

Moved
Moved from Tachininae.

Tachinidae: prob. Tachina sp.
Tachinidae: prob. Tachina sp.

Tachinid fly?
I think this is a Tachinid fly (Tachinidae), not a hover fly (Syrphidae). I think most tachinids have those ugly spikes on the abdomen, and syrphids do not. That's what I've noticed, at least.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

 
Fly
You are correct I think. I found one that I think is the same in Google, TACHINID FLY Tachina grossa. Thanks for your help.

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