Tachinid Fly  (four photos)
Cylindromyia intermedia


skinny fly
Skinny little Cylindromyia intermedia on Guardsman Pass,
Salt Lake County, Utah.  Carol Davis 8-20-2019


Cylindromyia intermedia
            tachinid fly
These are always fun to find because they are
so cute and colorful.  Guardsman Pass, Salt
Lake County, Utah.  Carol Davis 8-20-2019


Cylindromyia
They are sometimes hard to spot among the larger wasps and
bees, but they will hold still long enough for a photo.  This one
was modeling on yellow flowers at Red Butte Gardens, Salt
Lake County, Utah.  Carol Davis, 5-29-2012


tachinid fly
The striped abdomen on this skinny fly really adds to its
appeal. What appeal, you may ask - flies have no appeal. 
Granted, they can be disgusting, especially in the larval stage,
but you have to admit these little wasp imitators are beautiful in
 their own "maggoty" sort of way.  Carol Davis, 5-29-2012


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