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Tabanid - Hybomitra hinei - male

Tabanid - Hybomitra hinei - Male
Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
July 7, 2006
This fly was one of the easiest I've photographed. It got stuck on a milkweed flower, and couldn't fly away.

Hybomitra hinei - male
I believe this is the only Hybomitra with the combination of shiny thorax and partially infuscated wings.
It takes a strong bug to pull out the pollinia of milkweeds.

Milkweed can be deadly if you're a bug.
Tony, thanks for the ID.

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