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Post Posted: Aug 12, 2017 7:33 pm 
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Can anyone tell me what this is? I can't find it online.

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Post Posted: Aug 12, 2017 8:45 pm 
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That is one crazy looking bug!


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Post Posted: Aug 12, 2017 9:03 pm 
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Eeeewwww! Creepy and very weird!

What size are we talking about?

Some kind of strange mutant aphid?


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Post Posted: Aug 12, 2017 9:19 pm 
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I think it may be this fly (Bombyliopsis abrupta)between pupae and adult form.
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Post Posted: Aug 13, 2017 9:43 am 
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It was resting on a flower and was maybe 1/2 inch in size, if that. I took a macro shot and noticed the eyes were crazy. I haven't been able to find out what it is, but I sure wouldn't want to make it angry.


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According to BugGuide.net it is a "Paracantha culta - Paracantha" (a fruit fly) :nerd:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/1230002

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Love the eyes!
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Here's a boatload more pictures of it:
:hugegrin: https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/475592 ... wse_photos

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Thanks Koala1, great find! What amazing creatures we have on God's earth.


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