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Robber Fly: Efferia or Promachus? - Efferia aestuans - female

Robber Fly: Efferia or Promachus? - Efferia aestuans - Female
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
August 21, 2017
Size: Approx 1in
I know this is a Robber Fly (Asilidae) but I was wondering if this specimen belonged to genus Efferia or Promachus.

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Pointed abdomen = ♀
If you look closely at the wing tips, the veins are correct for this sub-genera grouping. That and the black mystax, the reddish color on her tibiae, the black patches on her abdomen and the very long ovipositor are all more indicators of this species.
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