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Robber Fly - Promachus? - Promachus bastardii

Robber Fly - Promachus? - Promachus bastardii
North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
June 17, 2005
Found this guy sitting on my backyard fence, 5:30pm. Was totally unafraid of me, I thought his feet were particularly interesting. Thinking Robber Fly Promachus bastardii (male). Any ideas?

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Bastard
Yes, Promachus bastardii. In the east the white taillights on the male abdominal tip that covers the sexual apparatus are only present on P. bastardii and P. fitchii. P. fitchii is rare and declining in the east. I see only about two or three a year here in Arkansas compared to several hundred bastardii. P. fitchii is green and gold.

Moved to guide
I just moved it to robber flies. Maybe an expert will look at it here.

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