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Giant robber fly

Promachus hinei

Description:

1 1/2" long robber fly

Habitat:

Semi rural

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13 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Thanks Juan - it made a nice change to find one that didn't fly off before I could get close enough for the macros.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

Amazing macro!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Thanks Jemma & Gilma!

Fantastic pictures of a Giant Robber fly, KarenL.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thank you Karen, for sharing this cute monster with us.

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Not especially. They predate on bees & butterflies so I usually see them around flowering plants.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Are they found around creek sides or ponds? Along with dragon flies?

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Jemma, these species is almost dragonfly sized, but we do get even larger robber flies around here.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Almost as big as a Dragonfly?!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Thank you Alex!

batex
batex 8 years ago

Awesome spotting!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Thanks Daniele!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Vow! Fantastic series Karen.

KarenL
Spotted by
KarenL

Franklin, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Aug 14, 2013
Submitted on Aug 15, 2013

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