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Fly - Holcocephala calva

Fly - Holcocephala calva
East Palestine, Ohio, USA, Columbiana County, Ohio, USA
August 16, 2011
Size: 1/4 inch

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Moved
Moved from Robber Flies.

The genus Holcocephala
is famous for its broad head and widely separated eyes. There are three species in Ohio. The one with the long abdomen constricted at or near the base is Holcocephala calva.

Moved for expert attention
Moved from ID Request.

Fly
Could it be a Holcocephalus gnat-ogre ? It was very small.

 
Possibly, but not necessarily
The small size once caused me to mistake one of mine for a Holcocephala, unless the final ID was incorrect ...

A species of ...
Robber Fly, with prey.

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