Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

Robber Fly ovipositing - Proctacanthus fulviventris - female

Robber Fly ovipositing - Proctacanthus fulviventris - Female
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
September 29, 2005
Size: ~25 mm
Looks like the same species in this shot.

Moved from Proctacanthus.

Definitely the right genus. And they are known for ovipositing in sandy soil and dipping half the abdomen in the sand to do it. Unfortunately Florida is rich in this genus. However, P. fulviventris is known for having a bright yellow facial hair coloration and has femurs and tibias contrasting with one black and the other red. That species is a GA FL specialty so I have never seen it. I am betting fair money that this is it.

Thanks Herschel! can see the markings on the legs in the other shot more they are a bit dark overall, but there is still a reddish hue to the lower leg...

This is the female fulviventris. See the other shots that I am now working on sorting.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.