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Mallota posticata

Mallota posticata
Morrison, Osage County, Missouri, USA
May 11, 2024
This individual was engaging in physical contact during flight with another adult bee-mimic fly (family: Asilidae, genus: Laphria; observation submitted to BugGuide). This behavior seemed territorial. No prey was seen in either fly's mouthparts.

Moved
Moved from Hover Flies.

Yes; Mallota posticata ... ma
Yes; Mallota posticata ... male

Cropped and moved for expert attention
Moved from ID Request.

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