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Unknown ID

Observed: 10th August 2012 By: Kevinmw
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Description:

Unsure whether this is a type of Fly or a type of Bee. Size similar to that of the larger type of Bumble Bee. Body appeared Black with some hairs but the body visible too. Head was a light sandy brown with an orange buff at the wing bases

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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grossa

It's a tachinid fly, a parasite of large moth caterpillars...quite a striking fly!

Ian
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Tachina grossa

Thanks for the ID. Much Appreciated.
Kevin