Tachinid Fly (Archytas sp.)

Order: Diptera (DIP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Tachinidae
Genus: Archytas
Species: sp.

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Marion, Arkansas
Benton, Kentucky
Cincinnati, Ohio

Members' Notes:

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On Sep 25, 2011, henryr10 from Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

Thanks to kwanjin for helping me ID this one.
We are seeing them coming from the Veggie Garden.

Positive

On Jun 9, 2007, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Known for laying their eggs in a host insect. The larvae have a live food source when they hatch.

These are known as good bugs because the host insects are usually unwelcome in gardens and crop fields.