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Robber Fly

Erax barbatus

Description:

Looks to be like a small horsefly of some kind with large red eyes and long legs. Pictured here it is holding in its mouth a small beetle of some kind.

Notes:

Found near a vegatable garden.

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2 Comments

AshleyAkers
AshleyAkers 11 years ago

Yes that was very helpful thank you.

ScottRasmussen
ScottRasmussen 11 years ago

That looks like a robber fly. There are many, many species of robber fly, but here's a bug guide link if you'd like to I.D. yours: http://bugguide.net/node/view/151/bgpage...

AshleyAkers
Spotted by
AshleyAkers

Pratt, West Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jun 27, 2011
Submitted on Jun 28, 2011

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