Spikey Fly

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Tony T
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Spikey Fly

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Epalpus signifer, a reasonably common early-season tachinid fly (Diptera: Tachinidae); this species is a parasitoid of owlet moth caterpillars (Family: Noctuidae)

JoanYoung
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Post by JoanYoung »

A scary looking fellow indeed!! :) Great shot Tony.
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Post by Ken Ramos »

This is a great shot there Tony. Wonder why flies always have so much hair on them? :-k Sure is a stubby or stocky looking critter :D

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Post by beetleman »

Very sharp detail and lots of DOF IMO
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Post by Cyclops »

Very cool photo of a very cool fly!
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Cyclops.....your back........Nice to see you back friend :D
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Post by DaveW »

Magnificent shot Tony!

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beetleman wrote:Cyclops.....your back........Nice to see you back friend :D

Nice to see you too,with new Avatar i see! My 8 year old step son got a microscope for christmas,just like I did as a kid. I think its a bit old for him tho.
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