Scary black moth

morbidan(7a)June 28, 2011

I've been spotted this moth/fly several times now. It's been hanging around my garden and I'm not sure if it's friend or foe. Any help identifying this thing is greatly appreciated.

FYI: the pictures attached were taken on my damaged sunflower leaves. I'm not really sure if this moth is to blame or maybe my horrible infestation of leaf hoppers.

Thanks

Here is a link that might be useful: Black Moth pics

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

It's not a moth.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2011 at 10:22PM
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dan_staley(5b/SS 2b AHS 6-7)

Fly likely availing itself of the decomposing leaf matter.

Dan

    Bookmark   June 29, 2011 at 10:26AM
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