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Robberfly? - Laphria sadales

Robberfly? - Laphria sadales
La Wis Wis Campground, Lewis County, Washington, USA
July 31, 2009
Size: 13mm
Found on leaf of Vanillaleaf, Achlys triphylla. Had some prey in its grasp, but dropped it before I could get a shot. Coniferous Forest near river.

Moved from Robber Flies.

Moved from ID Request.

Laphria sadales.
Laphria sadales.

Wish I knew more...The concavity between the eyes at the crown of the head is diagnostic for asilids. Stout beak is a helpful clue, too.

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