Beneficial Insect of the Month – Beneficial flies (Order: Diptera) Part II – Tachinid Flies (Family: Tachinidae)
Adult tachinid flies. Note bristly abdomen.
They sustain themselves on nectar and pollen, and so are often found on flowers during the summer.
Beneficial of the Month material courtesy of NMSU ACES:
Pocket Guide to the Beneficial Insects of New Mexico