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Pale fly - Stichopogon argenteus

Pale fly - Stichopogon argenteus
Brighton, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada
July 3, 2010

Moved from Lasiopogon.

Stichopogon argenteus
As far as I know, there are no Lasiopogon species that look like this -- all gray body, all white hairs and bristles -- around the Great Lakes. The mystax (tuft of bristles on the face) here is the Stichopogon type, dense and flat, looking like a solid mass from above. Surely this is a female Stichopogon argenteus, which does occur on sand in southern Ontario. It's smaller and less common than its relative, S. trifasciatus, in the region, and lacks the striking black-banded abdomen of that species.

Moved from Flies.

Moved from ID Request.

Robber Fly
I'm not an expert, but it looks like a robber fly (Asilidae) to me. Check out the genus Lasiopogon .

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