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Photo#555073
Mydas fly - Mydas tibialis

Mydas fly - Mydas tibialis
Brushy Creek State Recreation Area, Webster County, Iowa, USA
July 30, 2011
Size: 2 inches
gathering_2011

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The plant
I almost always see these on Eryngium yuccifolium (as in this photo), along with various crabronids, tiphiids, pompilids, tachinids and a few bees.

Nice find
It's been a quarter-century since I photographed one of these (the family I mean). Nice find!

Ah!
Quite the beauty!

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