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Red-footed cannibalfly

Promachus rufipes


Also known as the Bee panther. This is a large Robber fly 4cm long. Mimics a bee and has been known to take down hummingbirds.


Spotted on a rock at Lake Catherine State Park. Dry creek bed in a mixed forest. Plenty of butterflies and grasshoppers around for it to eat.

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Brian38 5 months ago

Thanks for commenting Lauren. When these guys fly towards you - you duck or run. They are very intimidating and they know it. I should have watched it a little longer to see it catch its dinner.

LaurenZarate 5 months ago

Wow! I want to see one of those!

Arkansas, USA

Lat: 34.44, Long: -92.93

Spotted on Sep 7, 2018
Submitted on Oct 6, 2018

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