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bog robber - Holopogon

bog robber - Holopogon
Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
July 8, 2014
Spent my birthday (much of it, anyway) exploring a bog in Ashburnham. Among other critters, ran into this little robber. Took the best photos I could in harsh lighting and vegetation conditions; at least the fly was cooperative. Pretty sure I have the genus down; I see elsewhere that Herschel Raney cites at least four species of this genus possible in MA, but not sure what characters would have to be visible for species identification.

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