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Tachinid Fly (Archytas sp.)

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


2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Marion, Arkansas
Benton, Kentucky
Cincinnati, Ohio

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Member Notes:

Positive melody 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 henryr10 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.

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