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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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.

Positive

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.