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Robber Fly - Machimus callidus - female

Robber Fly - Machimus callidus - Female
Near Westwood, elevation 5100', Lassen County, California, USA
August 13, 2008
Size: Body length 19mm

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Robber Fly - Machimus callidus - female Robber Fly - Machimus callidus - female

Moved
Moved from Asilinae.

Since comparing this fly to a
Since comparing this fly to a male (#521116) caught at the same locality, I now believe this is a Machimus callidus female.

Moved
Moved from Robber Flies.

Sorry Jim; I need more specim
Sorry Jim; I need more specimens (especially a male) to make an ID. This female is pretty beat-up (I think the abdomen has lost lots of setae); best I can do is Machimus or Neomochtherus sp. (Definitely not M. occidentalis!)

 
Thank You Eric!
With parts of two legs also missing, this fly must of had a rough encounter with another critter. I will see if I can find a pair this summer.

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