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possible robber fly - Ceraturgus elizabethae

possible robber fly - Ceraturgus elizabethae
Great Smoky Mountains NP, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA
June 15, 2011
Size: around 2 cm

Moved from Robber Flies.

A fine find. And though we have found this species in Arkansas and there is a record from Kentucky (single known from 1963), Missouri (single record 1935) this appears to be the first TN record. Defined by specimens in 1922 in NC, this is Ceraturgus elizabethae. Still a Holy Grail insect for anyone with a camera. Nice work. And fifty dollars to the man or woman who shoots its associate species C. mitchelli in Arkansas.

What a thrill to learn that such a beautiful insect is also rare. Thanks for the info and ID!

looks cool and special
Moved from Flies.

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