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unknown fly - Ceraturgus elizabethae

unknown fly - Ceraturgus elizabethae
Fews Ford Section, Eno River State Park, Orange County, North Carolina, USA
July 8, 2006
Size: circa 20 mm
Found along Eno River with Patrick Coin

Nice find!
Moved to new species page.

Any other angles? This may be a robber fly in the rare Ceraturgus genus. Wish I could see the antenna more closely. Send the full shot to my private email so I can brighten and have a closer look. All shots of this genus, when they are not C. cruciatus, are scientifically important if this is Ceraturgus.

I will have Jeff Barnes take a look. He is currently revising the genus for North America.

Jeff confirms this is Ceraturgu elizabethae.

Oh, excellent. I had seen this and pointed it out to Roger as being a Polistes, and then thought it was a Mydas fly, based on the antennae. It posed for several shots by Roger, and then as I moved in, it took off (rats).

I added a few details to the photo caption--this was at the Fews Ford section of Eno River state park, and I believe this is in Orange County--just west of the line with Durham County. (Correct me if I'm wrong, of course.) The habitat was vegetation in the floodplain of the Eno adjacent to a wooded slope. This area is right by a trail, and about 1/8 mile from a parking lot. (I came back a couple of days later to look for it but had no luck.) I recall the size as being about the same as a Polistes--about 20 mm, or a tad larger.

Excellent find Roger, and great work on the ID everybody.

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