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Robber fly - Cerotainiops omus

Robber fly - Cerotainiops omus
Red Rock Canyon State Park, Kern County, California, USA
June 11, 2009


What do you wager the prey species is?
Just curious, as it looks like an interesting little critter...

The prey looks like a Chalcid Wasp
It might be...
Conura side: I'm not sure.

I thought it might be
a little beetle, since it seems there are elytra of sorts, as well as flight wings. That part of the desert is full of wondrous little things.

Moved from ID Request.

Cerotainiops omus: beautiful
Cerotainiops omus: beautiful fly & photo, and a new one for BugGuide.
Congratulations Hartmut!

Thanks, Eric, for the quick response
and ID!

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