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ROBBER FLY - large on liatris - Promachus vertebratus - female

ROBBER FLY - large on liatris - Promachus vertebratus - Female
Stanton - McKnight Prairie, Dakota County, Minnesota, USA
September 11, 2011
Size: 1 inch?
very short antennae,
rear visible, not buried
in Liatris flowers.
Wind blowing.

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Ichneumon??? - large on liatris - Promachus vertebratus Bearded Robberfly - large on liatris - Promachus vertebratus ROBBER FLY - large on liatris - Promachus vertebratus - female

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Promachus
vertebratus female, ovipositing en flora.

 
Bearded robberfly, female on Liatris aspera, MN
Thank you for ID. I looked up Promachus vertebratus and noted a lot of variation in photos (abdomen striping, color of eyes, etc.) Should I just call it Promachus sp.?

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