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Photo#50055
Robber Fly ID Please? - female

Robber Fly ID Please? - Female
Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
April 29, 2006
Size: 1/4inch maybe larger
First time I've seen this robber fly species, first of the season that I've noticed as well.

Looks "bloated" so I'm thinking female ?

Taken at Tyler Arboretum (my favorite place, the overall diversity here is amazing)

Images of this individual: tag all
Robber Fly ID Please? - female Robber Fly ID Please? - female Robber Fly ID Please? - female

Moved
Moved from Dance Flies.

Empididae: probably Empis sp.
Empididae: probably Empis sp.

Empididae
This is indeed a female, but not of a robber fly - it is a dance or ballon fly (Empididae). They prey, like robber flies, on smaller insects.

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