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Spikeyassidae - Archytas

Spikeyassidae - Archytas
Henryetta, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, USA
August 15, 2006
Size: aprox. 13mm

Moved from Archytas.

Family Tachinidae
Family Tachinidae could almost be called the "Hairy Butt Fly" family.

Thanks Stephen.

You might try browsing through subfamily Tachininae as that is probably where your critter lies.

Herschel brings up in an important point in his joke. The more I hear fly enthusiasts talk, the more I realize that they make a major distinction between hairs and bristles (spikes!). Some families are hairy, and some are bristly, and yes, Tachinidae is one of the bristly ones, so Spikeyassidae it is!

Spikey whoud be closer. Spikeyassidae.

Ok I can pronouce Spikeyassidae, but how do you pronouce Tachinidae?

I say
I say tuh-KIN-uh-dee and if I am mispronouncing it no one knows the difference, and/or no one is listening. The great thing about BugGuide is you don't have to pronounce stuff to participate.

Anyhow the last three syllables of this family name sounds kind of like the name of the 35th president.

Thanks Stephen.
I will look at the guide.

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