Robber Fly

Robber Fly (Family Asilidae)

The preceding photograph shows a Robber Fly (Family Asilidae) spotted on 14 August 2013 during a photowalk along the boardwalk in the hemi-marsh at Huntley Meadows Park.

Thanks to Kim Phillips, Small Wonders, for verifying my tentative field identification!

Editor’s Note: This specimen is probably a Red-footed Cannibalfly (Promachus rufipes), a species of robber fly seen commonly at Huntley Meadows. This individual is a male.

Copyright © 2014 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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