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Photo#127510
Hanging Thief - Diogmites

Hanging Thief - Diogmites
James River National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia, USA
July 14, 2007
Size: 1/2 - 1 inch
It was staring me down on the trail. It didn't move so I don't know if it jumps and I didn't see any wings for it to fly. Anybody know what it is?

Moved
Moved from Robber Flies.

Hanging Thief
Thanks for all the comments. I'd have to agree it looks like a Diogmite.

Diogmites
looks rather like the D. missouriensis i find around my neck of the woods... perhaps Herschel will add his two cents.

Is it a Diogmites?
One of the hanging robber flies?

Apparently similar photo here.

Both that one and yours are super shots. I am envious that you have stared this creature in the face and lived to tell the tale.

Keep shooting.

jc

Robber Fly...yes
Diogmites, I think.

Pretty sure it's a fly
In fact, it looks like a robber fly (but what do I know?). I have no idea whether it's wingless by heredity or by misadventure. If the latter, that would be a tragedy, because robber flies are among the strongest and most effective flying predators around- I don't think there's anything that can match them in their size range.

 
Hanging Thief
Thanks for all the comments. I'd have to agree it looks like a Diogmite.

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