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Robber Fly, Bumble Bee mimic

Laphria spp.


This is a typical crouching position for a robber fly as it waits for an unsuspecting prey. They are very aggressive and have strong legs for a fly. They have a needle like tongue that can pierce the exoskeleton of it's prey.


Spotted in backyard.

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Federal Way, Washington, USA

Spotted on Jul 13, 2017
Submitted on Jul 24, 2017

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