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Robber Fly



What I believe may be a Robber Fly of some kind


Alongside woodland areas, typically in the sun, where grasslands and woodlands come together


Nonaggressive towards humans; similar to a regular house fly in that I've never been stung, bitten or harassed by one.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Robber fly
Asilidae Asilidae

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JanelleL.Streed 7 years ago

Thank you so much for all your help Diaz Jose Miguel, FFHRheingau and venusflytrap2000! :-)

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 7 years ago

Thanks! I will edit that!

FFHRheingau 7 years ago

Yes, the fly in your link also belongs to the Asilidae, not the Tabanidae :)

Diaz José Miguel
Diaz José Miguel 7 years ago

so this one would be a similar one??

FFHRheingau 7 years ago

Yes, I'm with venusfly. But I can't make more than the family of it, especially since I'm not familiar with the Asilidae of the US. But maybe it's the genus Tolmerus.

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

it is most definetely a robberfly

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Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Aug 22, 2013
Submitted on Feb 14, 2014

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