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Robber Fly? - Cerotainiops omus

Robber Fly? - Cerotainiops omus
Brown Canyon, Pima County, Arizona, USA
April 14, 2018

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Thanks Eric!

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Cerotainiops sp.
I'm not sure if the white coloring on the tarsi is diagnostic for Cerotainiops omus. (probably a female)

 
Cerotainiops omus confirmed.
Dark thorax & legs (mahogany-brown or darker) is best simple character for ID.

Cerotainiops omus shows strong preference for perching on rocks; other spp. of genus favor sandy or gravelly soil.

Cheers, Eric.

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