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HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

April 28, 2013
8:39 PM

Post #9500581

...and what kind is it?

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greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 29, 2013
5:29 AM

Post #9500800

A fly for sure. True flies have a single pair of wings while bees and wasps have two pairs. I think it is a Blue Bottle Fly, but flapdoodle or someone else more knowledgeable will be along to provide you with more detailed ID info.
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

April 29, 2013
6:44 AM

Post #9500920

Family Calliphoridae; looks like Cynomya cadaverina - http://www.pbase.com/tmurray74/image/133945215

HelloMissMary

HelloMissMary
Memphis, TN

April 29, 2013
9:16 AM

Post #9501169

Thank you. The shape of the abdomen threw me off -- almost looks like it could have a stinger on the end. Now I know to look at the wings!

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