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Photo#180434
Desert Robber - Heteropogon duncani

Desert Robber - Heteropogon duncani
Saguaro National Monument, Rincon Unit, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
March 25, 2008
Size: ~7mm
We walked out the Tanque Verde Trail and found this little Robber fly. While we were photographing him, he flew out, grabbed a victim, and flew right back to his perch. We posted a second image, if that helps with the ID. It can certainly be frassed.

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Desert Robber - Heteropogon duncani Desert Robber - Heteropogon duncani

Moved
Moved from Robber Flies.

Wish
I could explore the desert spring species. Likely one of the AZ Cyrtopogon or a very close family member. Does not look like Holo or Hetero. There are a couple of other desert genera that I don't know. I would not frass it. We will see when we get more SW robbers.

 
This desert robber
looks to be Heteropogon duncani.