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Robber Fly - Laphria fernaldi

Robber Fly - Laphria fernaldi
Mancos, Montezuma County, Colorado, USA
June 12, 2006
Size: Big. ~1"
I only got one chance at this one. Someone tell me if I got my first robber fly!

Good luck in your future robber fly hunting!

You did
And it is a western Laphria species. Likely L. fernaldi. It is a male. Common along the Colorado range.

Coming back
With this single view, hard to tell if this might not be engelhardti.

Robber Fly
Thank you! Now that I know they're there I'll get some better shots.

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