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  • Fly identification, calling all entomologists.

    Any ideas what this guy is? Visually it looks similar to a horse-fly, but they don't bite /"bug" people or the dog at all. They showed up about a year after I planted a cherry tree. They really liked the cherry tree which I had for 3-4 years before I lost it this winter due to the sudden arctic -14F blast we had in November. That tree never had a chance to fruit, so they aren't associated with the fruit. They now hang-out on the fig trees and the deck and fence where the cherry tree was. I have never seen one damaging anything.



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    Calvin, Wish list is to finish working on the new house, someday.
    Bored? Grab a rake, paint roller, or a cordless drill and come over!

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    I think I have seen one before, not 100% sure. A quick look through the internet did not yield much, the cherry fruit fly was the closest I saw.
    Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

    “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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    • #3
      Picture wing fly. http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/...inia_picta.htm
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      • #4
        Can't say I have seen that one before.
        Dale

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        • #5
          Nice find Brent!

          There you go Calvin.
          Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

          “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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          • #6
            Totally awesome, thanks Brent! I have a ton of Grape Hyacinth bulbs all around my yard which are at the surface of the soil, they spread like wildfire. I wonder if the picture-fly larvae are feeding on them?
            Calvin, Wish list is to finish working on the new house, someday.
            Bored? Grab a rake, paint roller, or a cordless drill and come over!

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