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Archytas? - Archytas metallicus

Archytas? - Archytas metallicus
Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois, USA
August 9, 2006
Nectaring on Mountain-mint.

Moved from Archytas.

Moved from Tachinidae.

Tachinidae: Archytas sp.
Tachinidae: Archytas sp.

I'd say yes
While no expert, I had one IDed not too long ago. Based on Bug Guide images, it's amazing to me how many of these guys are on white flowers.

I'm no expert either...
but it doesn't look like Archytas to me. If nothing else, the color patterns are off and the abdomen would seem to be the wrong shape.

The Tachinidae is a huge family, and many can't be told apart without minutely examining size, shape and location of different bristles.

You have a point
Chuck. I'll move it to the Tacinidae page until we get further input.

for the confirmation, Ron.

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