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Species Promachus rufipes - Red-footed Cannibalfly

Red-footed Cannibalfly - Promachus rufipes - female Red-footed Cannibalfly - Promachus rufipes Mating insects (some type of bee?) - Promachus rufipes - male - female Tiny fly on back of Robber Fly. - Promachus rufipes Red-footed cannibal fly - Promachus rufipes - female Insect 42 - Promachus rufipes - male Promachus mating - Promachus rufipes - male - female Red-footed Cannibalfly - Promachus rufipes - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Asiloidea
Family Asilidae (Robber Flies)
Subfamily Asilinae
Genus Promachus (Giant Robber Flies)
Species rufipes (Red-footed Cannibalfly)
Other Common Names
Bee Panther (Bromley 1950)
Explanation of Names
Promachus rufipes (Fabricius 1775)
Size
28-35 mm (Hine 1911)
Range
PA-FL to IA-MS-AR(1)
Habitat
meadows, fields
Season
Jul-Oct in NC(2), late Jul to early Sep in GA(3)
Food
Preys on large flying insects. Has been reported to attack Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (see here)
Print References
Bromley S.W. (1950) Ohio Robber Flies V. Ohio Jour. Sci. 50(5): 229-234