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Mallophora bomboides? - Mallophora bomboides

Mallophora bomboides? - Mallophora bomboides
Juno Beach (Juno Dunes Natural Area-south section), Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
August 4, 2012
Size: 30mm
I managed to get within about 5 feet of this one before it flew away. It seemed larger than 25mm to me. I have been stalking these beautiful monsters all Summer but have rarely been able to get close. They patrol their territory like fuzzy little helicopters!

Moved from Robber Flies.

Moved from ID Request.

i have chased one around FAU's nature Trails in Boca. I have no idea how to get close to one. I have come within 10 feet maybe before it flies away. and it doesnt just fly nearby it leaves. it's on my list.

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