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robber flies - mating - Eudioctria nitida - male - female

robber flies - mating - Eudioctria nitida - Male Female
Elkton, Douglas County, Oregon, USA
June 2, 2009
Size: approx 10 to 12 mm
For a few weeks in early June, these robber flies were mating all over the place. Now, at the end of July, I no longer find any.

Moved
Moved from Stenopogoninae.

I'm pretty sure these are Eud
I'm pretty sure these are Eudioctria nitida.

Moved
Moved from Stenopogoninae.

Moved
Moved from Robber Flies.

Beautiful things
In the NE there are several Eudioctria and Dioctria. They are not always easy even in hand. This one has some bright orange tibias. Perhaps more distinctive.

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