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Large Robber Fly - Microstylum morosum - female

Large Robber Fly - Microstylum morosum - Female
Hackberry Road and Salt Fork of the Arkansas River, Barber County, Kansas, USA
August 4, 2017
Size: 52mm

Moved from Robber Flies.

Thanks Herschel.

Looks like a fine
female Microstylum. Kansas has both species. They are the giants of the robber world in our part of the globe.

Moved from ID Request.

Wow, I didn't know that they made them this big!
Abdomen tip without lateral extensions = It's a she (most likely) = ♀
This might be something in the genus Scleropogon, but I'm not sure. Hold on for an expert.