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Photo#197880
red abdomen robber fly - Ospriocerus aeacus - male

red abdomen robber fly - Ospriocerus aeacus - Male
near Fort Apache, Navajo County, Arizona, USA
June 24, 2008

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red abdomen robber fly - Ospriocerus aeacus - male red abdomen robber fly - Ospriocerus aeacus - male

Eric
Thanks for the identification.

Ospriocerus abdominalis (a male)
is the correct ID. This and Archilestris magnificus share the same mimetic, wasp-like coloration - hence the similarity (though head and antennae, among other characters, are quite different).