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Asilid - Ospriocerus aeacus - female

Asilid - Ospriocerus aeacus - Female
0.7 km ExNE of Amado, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
September 5, 2017
Female Ospriocerus aeacus?

Images of this individual: tag all
Asilid - Ospriocerus aeacus - female Asilid - Ospriocerus aeacus - female Asilid - Ospriocerus aeacus - female

The prey looks like Epicauta
...and Ospriocerus seem to like those meloids! See posts below:

           


...and also the interesting comments of Eric Fisher regarding Ospriocerus and Epicauta below the post here.

Beautiful photos of a neat Asilid, Jeff! (And a neat, but unfortunate, Epicauta.)

 
Thanks
Aaron, Thanks much for pointing those comments out. That's very interesting reading!

At one point this individual fell over on its side. I thought it might have been poisoned. But it turned out it was just manipulating the meloid into better position and then proceeded to right itself and resume feeding. Wish I would have been able to capture that behavior. Was not prepared.

Moved
Moved from Ospriocerus.

Can't be
anything else. And that is a fine shot of it. Electric things.

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