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Curbside asilid - Comantella

Curbside asilid - Comantella
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
November 1, 2011
Size: ~10 mm
Perhaps a Cyrtopogon? Interestingly, we have had warmer days when I have *not* seen these flies.

Moved from Robber Flies.

Comantella sp., probably a ma
Comantella sp., probably a male. Definitely cold-weather flies -- only found late in the fall to very early in the spring. New genus for BugGuide ("Dasypogoninae").

Thank you, Eric. Did not expect this outcome for an ID.

Nice addition. Glad to see you've settled in and found some nice places to visit.

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