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Photo#402686
Orange Legged Robber - Echthodopa formosa - male

Orange Legged Robber - Echthodopa formosa - Male
Carolina , Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
May 29, 2010
Size: about 1 inch (2.54cm)
Found at Carolina Management Area (South) at around 10:30am, in full sun & perching only on the tallest plants in the grass of the field.

Moved
Moved from Robber Flies.

Fairly
Sure this is a male Echthodopa. Which appears to be a new genus for Rhode Island.

 
Yes: Echthodopa formosa, male
Yes: Echthodopa formosa, male. Nice capture!

 
Hoozah!
It took a lot of chasing to get this. I had to get pretty close and he kept removing 15 to 20 feet at a time. I've never seen this species around here before. He's really nice looking.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.