Tachnid Fly   (two photos)
Genus Gonia

gonia tachnid fly
This little brown-headed fly sporting a black body with white stripes stood out as a very
different fly than I had previously seen.  It was hanging around Red Butte
Garden, probably
checking out the moths. © Carol Davis, 5-19-2014

black, white and brown tachnid fly
The larvae of Tachnid Flies in the genus Gonia are parasitoids of Moths, according to most of the scant sources
 I've seen on the Internet.  I like the light brown coloring of the oversized head and the dark brown coloring of the
eyes. Over all, as far as flies go, this one is quite attractive if you can overlook its lifestyle.  © Carol Davis 5-19-2014

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