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Robber Fly - Cerotainiops abdominalis - female

Robber Fly - Cerotainiops abdominalis - Female
Big Basin Prairie Preserve, Clark County, Kansas, USA
August 6, 2016
Size: 1/2 inch approx
Dry upland shortgrass prairie

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Robber Fly - Cerotainiops abdominalis - female Robber Fly - Cerotainiops abdominalis - female

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Select "tag all" (just above the thumbnail images) and they will show up on the left side of your screen. Next, navigate here, to the images page for Cerotainiops abdominalis. Then select "move tagged images". Then you're done!

 
Very Cool
Done - I thought at Admin had to do that. Thanks!

Yes
this is C. abdominalis. Fine shots of it too. It does appear to be a female.

 
Thanks
Thanks Herschel

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Cerotainiops sp. feeding on a Beetle
The range for Cerotainiops abdominalis includes Kansas, but let's see if an expert can determine the gender for you. I think that this is a female, but I'm not sure. They often feed on ants. A first for your state if confirmed, congrats!

 
Awesome
Thanks a bunch! I was hunting tiger beetles but couldn't pass up this cool little robber. There was plenty of harvester ants in the area. The tiger beetles use their clearings to hunt.

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