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Photo#198942
caught a picture of this

caught a picture of this "bee"? eating a yellowjacket - Mallophora fautrix
sacramento, sacramento County, California, USA
July 6, 2008
Size: roughly 1 1/2 inches

Moved
Moved from Robber Flies.

Prey.
Prey appears to be Polistes dominula. Thank goodness 'something' will kill them:-)

a formidable robber fly [Asilidae]
most of these imposing members of the family are in the genus Laphria, but I'm not equipped to tell with any certainty; others will.

 
ID
This is Mallophora or close kin to it.

 
Are Mallaphora known to eat y
Are Mallaphora known to eat yellowjackets?

 
Never mind. Got my families
Never mind.
Got my families confused