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Photo#543058
HUGE fly - Laphria vultur

HUGE fly - Laphria vultur
Soquel, Santa Cruz County, California, USA
July 5, 2011
Size: 25mm or more

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Moved
Moved from Robber Flies.

A new species for the Guide!

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Some sort of Beeish Robber Fl
Some sort of Beeish Robber Fly, so Laphria?

 
Yes; Laphria vultur.
Yes; Laphria vultur.

 
Wow! I didn't even dare hope for genus!
However I knew if anyone had seen one before had seen it they would know. It is very distinctive!

Thanks for the ID, Eric!