This is a Tachinid Fly (Peleteria sp.) collecting pollen from False Purple Thistles along the banks of Doe Branch Creek.

Tachinid Fly - False Purple Thistles

Tachinid Fly - False Purple Thistles

Tachinid Fly - False Purple Thistles

Observation Details

County Denton Little Elm - Paloma Creek
City Little Elm
Date Jul 20, 2013
Time of Day Morning
Temperature Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Water-Flood Plain
Type of Behavior Foraging
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Tachinid Fly Observation Location