Tachinid Fly
Archytas apicifer

Tachinid Fly, Archytas apiciferIf you see a tachinid fly, it will likely grab your attention.  They are very large as flies go.  This fly began its life as a parasite when an egg was laid under the skin of a cutworm or other insect larva.

Tachinid Fly, Archytas apiciferAs adults these flies live on nectar from flowers.

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