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Robber Flies - Lestomyia - male - female

Robber Flies - Lestomyia - Male Female
Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Culberson County, Texas, USA
April 11, 2010

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Robber Flies - Lestomyia - male - female Robber Flies - Lestomyia - male - female Robber Flies - Lestomyia - male - female

Nice
Two species listed for neighboring New Mexico. Like Texas needed anymore genera. :>)

Moved
Moved from Lestomyia.

Moved
Moved from Robber Flies.

Very interesting Tom; I'm not
Very interesting Tom; I'm not sure what this is. Do you have more shots or crops you can provide? Thanks,

Eric

 
Hi Eric...unfortunately this
Hi Eric...unfortunately this is the only angle I got...a quick 3 shots and they were gone.

 
Tom, How about a crop of t
Tom,

How about a crop of the anterior half of each fly (one image each), so I can see more detail on the legs and head. Might be enough...

Eric

 
Excellent Tom! Definitely a L
Excellent Tom! Definitely a Lestomyia sp.; first record of the genus from Texas I believe. Unusual in that it lacks obvious red bands on the legs.

 
Thanks Eric....great to hear
Thanks Eric....great to hear it is a first from Texas!

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