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fly - Laphystia

fly - Laphystia
Afton Canyon, Mojave Desert, San Bernardino County, California, USA
April 19, 2015
Came to UV light.

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fly - Laphystia fly - Laphystia

Moved from Robber Flies.

Nice find! I'm guessing this is Laphystia howlandi Wilcox or something close to that, but Eric has the best experience with this group (I'm just using Wilcox 1960 for reference).
Cool that it came to the light, too. I've been compiling records about asilid nocturnal behavior, and this is the first Laphystiini I've found reference to doing that.

Moved from Flies.

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