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Robber fly (bumble bee mimic)

Laphria grossa


After I spent several minutes following and photographing this robber fly with his prey, it flew directly at me, still holding his prey. I ran away.

2 Species ID Suggestions

beeish robber fly
Laphria flavicollis Norman Lavers . Net : Asilidae : Laphriinae

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Daniel McNair
Daniel McNair 8 years ago

Thanks Arun!

Arun 8 years ago

nice capture ..

KarenL 8 years ago

Great shot!
You should consider also adding this to the Hunters & Animal Food Habits mission.

CoastalJHawk 8 years ago

It kind of looks like a bee-like robber fly got a hold of a honey bee or something. Great shots!

Daniel McNair
Spotted by
Daniel McNair

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA

Spotted on Apr 23, 2012
Submitted on Apr 23, 2012

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