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is this Asilus sericeus? - Proctacanthus rufus - male

is this Asilus sericeus? - Proctacanthus rufus - Male
Apalachicola National Forest, Big Gully Creek at FR 105, Liberty County, Florida, USA
June 12, 2011
Size: ca 30 mm

Moved
Moved from Robber Flies.

Hmm
Looks like our Proctacanthus rufus. A clear stream lover in our area. It does occur in FL.

 
I had these as P.rufus . . .
http://www.thehibbitts.net/troy/photo/misc_arthropods/protacanthus_rufus.htm

I had the photos at the above link at Proctacanthus rufus - thought this bug was smaller and had a different structure and posture?

 
Those at
the link are both females. This is a male. I doubt any of the other Florida species have this appearance, but there are a few I have not seen.

nice pix; all moved for expert att'n
to expedite identification, pls post your asilids here rather than in ID Request [and refer to this forum thread for more recommendations]
Moved from ID Request.

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