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Photo#55674
Robber Fly? - Townsendia nigra

Robber Fly? - Townsendia nigra
Martin County, Florida, USA
June 3, 2006
Size: 5mm

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Robber Fly? - Townsendia nigra Robber Fly? - Townsendia nigra

The T. nigra I have seen
all have black abdomens. I don't have a key for this, but I wonder if the red abdomen here means this is the newly described Townsendia arenicola?

 
No, not arenicola.
T. arenicola is endemic to the Lake Wales Ridge scrub in Polk and Highlands counties. See for images I just posted of arenicola.

Townsendia
Sorry Jeff, missed this one when it was posted. This tiny robber is Townsendia, and likely Townsendia nigra. Lovely shot. I lust after one of these in my own state.

 
Thanks
for the ID.

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