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Robber fly

Holopogon sp.


Small, body length about 8 mm, black, with tibia ("shin" segment) on hind leg swollen.


Perched on tip of twig well off the ground near edge of small pond. Habitat is riparian with dry and moist meadows, cottonwood trees, cattails, rabbitbrush, etc.


The habit of this genus to perch at the tips of twigs and stems is somewhat diagnostic.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Jun 9, 2013
Submitted on Jun 12, 2013


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