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Photo#636860
on the paved trail - Laphystia

on the paved trail - Laphystia
Laguna Atascosa NWR, Cameron County, Texas, USA
April 12, 2012
Size: ~9mm
A number of these flies were sitting on the concrete of a paved trail.

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on the paved trail - Laphystia on the paved trail - Laphystia

Moved
Moved from Robber Flies.

Laphystia
Looks like a Laphystia with that abruptly bending R2+3 vein, strongly sinuate R4 vein, striped abdomen, funky antennae and squat geophilus habit. Let's see if Eric can take you further.

 
Yes, definitely Laphystia, bu
Yes, definitely Laphystia, but can't see enough characters to be certain which. Interesting that they like perching on the pavement.

 
Interesting, thanks
It's habit of landing flat on the paved path was what attracted us to this guy. We'll let it sit here for a little more time, then we'll move it to the genus page if no nibbles.

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Moved from Flies.

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