What kind of bug?

NortherOntario(2a)August 5, 2013

Hi, found this bug in my veggie garden last year and on my fruit trees this spring. Anyone know what it is? Beneficial or not?

Thanks

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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Answered in another forum

    Bookmark   August 13, 2013 at 1:52PM
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zzackey(8b GA)

Mmmmmm. I wonder what forum that was? Looks like a wasp. I don't think it's a problem. Sorry I don't know for sure. Grasshoppers, caterpillars, stink bugs and leaf footed bugs are my problem bad bugs here.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 9:16PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

It looks like an asilidae commonly called an assassin fly. They are much fun to watch hunt. Interestingly I have noticed they usually carry prey by the dorsal side.

SCG

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 7:32PM
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NortherOntario(2a)

someone answered on another forum that it was a March fly. I believe that is what it is.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2013 at 1:23AM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

compare w/ this march fly, a female
http://oregonstate.edu/dept/nurspest/march_flies_closeup1.htm

Here is a link that might be useful: march fly, female

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 11:47PM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

Looks more likie a March Fly to me than an Assassin Fly.

Here is a link that might be useful: Assassin Fly

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 6:52AM
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zzackey(8b GA)

Just because you don't know what is it is doesn't mean you should kill it!! Most bugs are harmless. Please go to an Entomology site of the University of Florida or Georgia before you decide to kill a bug. You might be killing a beneficial insect.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2013 at 8:46PM
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