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Photo#448747
Pritchardomyia vespoides - male

Pritchardomyia vespoides - Male
Oakland (Claremont Canyon area), Alameda County, California, USA
August 29, 2010
Size: Body + head = 35 mm
I saw one of these creatures by itself, and later coupled with another. Not sure any of these images is clean enough to make an identification; but am hoping someone will recognize.

In Gwin Canyon, altitude 1200 ft.

Images of this individual: tag all
Pritchardomyia vespoides - male Pritchardomyia vespoides - female Pritchardomyia vespoides - male - female Pritchardomyia vespoides - female Pritchardomyia vespoides - female

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Pritchardomyia vespoides; pri
Pritchardomyia vespoides; primarily a female -- with a male hanging beneath in one shot. A large fly, but size more like 25 mm. Amazing find: new for BugGuide!

 
Robber Fly
Wow - that's a thrill! I had never even heard of a robber fly until today. Thanks for your comments. I should have noted that #448747, 448749, and 448751 were originally of the same two individuals coupled. I cropped two of them to show the best view each of the male and the female which, unfortunately, did not occur in the same photo.

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