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small robber fly - Lasiopogon currani - female

small robber fly - Lasiopogon currani - Female
Topsham, Orange County, Vermont, USA
May 27, 2008
Size: ~6mm

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small robber fly - Lasiopogon currani - female small robber fly - Lasiopogon currani - female

Black tipped halter
Rob, thanks for the identification and a great explanation.

Nice female
Man those are small Tom.

 
Thanks Herschel
The size is estimated. It might be 7mm, but not much bigger.

 
Lasiopogon currani (female)
This is Lasiopogon currani, a small asilid that ranges from Ontario south to Georgia in, and east of, the Appalachian Mountains. It's a small species in a genus of small robber flies; Tom is right, it ranges in length from about 6 to 8 mm. This is a dark specimen; many have reddish tarsi, tibiae and genitalia and the third antennal segment is often reddish, too. The giveaway here (if you can see it) is that the top surface of the halter is completely black. This is the only Lasiopogon in the region that has this character.

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