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Photo#208430
Unknown Asilidae - Microstylum galactodes

Unknown Asilidae - Microstylum galactodes
Near the Pedernales River, Gillespie County, Texas, USA
July 26, 2008
Size: Not measured.
I have spent a few days working on this Robber Fly and am no closer to ID'ing it than when I started. BTW, I believe the victim grasshopper is Aulocara femoratum.

The grasshopper
is Encoptolophus, probably E. subgracilis.

 
That's great information!
Thank you for the correction, David.

 
You're welcome
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Moved
Moved from Microstylum.

Fantastic image
And this is a Stenopogoninae member. It is very difficult to ID robbers from photos in TX. Frankly this looks like a Microstylum. Massive robbers. This is a female and M. galactodes is the only species I have not seen in Texas in this small genus. I have no idea if the female has this distinctive silver and black pattern of yours. I will check my papers at home. Very impressive animal.

 
Thank you!
That looks right! I can't tell you how much I appreciate your help!