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Robberfly - Diogmites misellus

Robberfly - Diogmites misellus
Assaria - central Kansas, Saline County, Kansas, USA
I am posting this image to coincide with the other male robberflies here. This one I presume is the female they were dueling over. I had spotted her in the same area a few minutes before I encountered the two males. I just wanted to post this to confirm my assumptions. This is the only view I have of her so it may be difficult to make a positive ID.

Moved from Promachus fitchii.

thanks for the move

This is a Diogmites misellus. May have been nearby in the same habitat. The female fitchii looks like the male only no white taillight.

thanks Herschel
Thanks Herschel for the ID.

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