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Bee Killer

Mallophora fautrix

Description:

Bee-mimic robberfly. Around 2.5 cm in length.

Habitat:

Grassy area around a pond

Notes:

Got bit several times by fire ants while taking this photo.

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Bee Killer
Mallophora fautrix Species Mallophora fautrix - BugGuide.Net


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12 Comments

scope-multiage22
scope-multiage22 7 years ago

cool

Great shot! Just love this species and am glad someone else got a close-up of it :)

LuckyLogan
LuckyLogan 7 years ago

Thanks everyone for your compliments! It makes getting swarmed by fire ants worth the shot! :)

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 7 years ago

Wonderful spotting Lucky

PieterColpaert
PieterColpaert 7 years ago

Nice one!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 7 years ago

Wonderful mimicry..!!Great capture Lucky!!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

awesome mimicry.... great capture....

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Great picture Lucky Logan!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Yeah bee killer. Great shot.

nrvero
nrvero 7 years ago

How fluffy! Lovely!

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Lucky, this is a fantastic spotting!

beaker98
beaker98 7 years ago

Nice spotting Logan and wonderful shot! It looks kind of evil.

LuckyLogan
Spotted by
LuckyLogan

ABQ, New Mexico, USA

Spotted on Aug 15, 2014
Submitted on Aug 16, 2014

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