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Robber fly? - Laphria asackeni - male

Robber fly? - Laphria asackeni - Male
El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve, San Mateo County, California, USA
July 30, 2010
Size: ~12 mm
First thought this was a horse fly, but I'm now more inclined toward robber. It landed on some dried grass in the sun (about 80 F temperature) but was pretty lethargic: I encouraged it to crawl onto my hand; it sat there for a minute or two and then flew away.

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Robber fly? - Laphria asackeni - male Robber fly? - Laphria asackeni - male

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Definitely a Robber. The fly experts will take it from here.

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