Chaetona sp. (French Guiana)

This is an interesting tachinid with a hairy (not plumose) arista, shaded wing, strong subvibrissal bristles, bristled prosternum etc. It keys to Chaetona but this genus usually has a plumose arista … this one is definitely hairy but not what I should call “plumose”, as such.

EDIT (17/10/2010): Confirmed by Monty Wood from these photographs.

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