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Robberfly ID request - Mallophora bomboides

Robberfly ID request - Mallophora bomboides
Bull Creek WMA, Osceola County, Florida, USA
October 4, 2015
I'm placing it in Mallophora and not Laphria because of the thin final segment on the antennae.

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Robberfly ID request - Mallophora bomboides Robberfly ID request - Mallophora bomboides

Moved
Moved from Bee Killers.

The other
fine Mallophora in FL, bomboides. The only species unphotographed in the catalog is thompsoni and that has a ? for FL. I am sure Dr. Fisher has the detailed info on that but I don't.

 
Thanks, Herschel, and...
... what gives me pause is the tawny tip on the abdomen. I've added another image which shows a slightly better view, cropped tight.

 
It is consistent
with that species. See quite a few other shots from FL showing this character.

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