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Small Robber Fly at high altitude. - Cophura brevicornis - female

Small Robber Fly at high altitude. - Cophura brevicornis - Female
San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles County, California, USA
July 13, 2008
Size: ~10 mm
Seen at about 2700 m (~8860').
It looks like a female Ozodiceromya stiletto fly.
But does not closely resemble any of the BugGuide images.
I'd love to learn which species this is.

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Small Robber Fly at high altitude. - Cophura brevicornis - female Small Robber Fly at high altitude. - Cophura brevicornis - female Small Robber Fly at high altitude. - Cophura brevicornis - female Small Robber Fly at high altitude - Cophura brevicornis - female Anterior legs of small Robber Fly - Cophura brevicornis - female

Moved
Moved from Robber Flies.

Moved
Moved from Ozodiceromyia.

Not Therevidae
Asilidae. Somebody should know what it is.

 
Thanks Matt
Thanks for catching that.
It's amazing how some Cophura resemble Ozodiceromya.
What was the givaway ?

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