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Photo#56293
robber fly- feeding on beetle - Proctacanthus brevipennis

robber fly- feeding on beetle - Proctacanthus brevipennis
kill devil hills, Dare County, North Carolina, USA
June 7, 2006
Size: 2"

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robber fly- feeding on beetle - Proctacanthus brevipennis robber fly- feeding on beetle - Proctacanthus brevipennis

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Moved from Proctacanthus.

Proctacanthus
This is a female of one of those eastern beaches Proctacanthus species (say that three times). There are several. I would need a male in my hand to tell the species. Great insects though. Female backs that big spiny ovipositor back in the sand to lay her eggs.

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