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Saropogon bryanti - female

Saropogon bryanti - Female
East of Tucson, Saguaro National Park, Pima County, Arizona, USA
August 5, 2012
Size: one inch, slightly less
Chased this one quite a while before it decided to let me photograph it. Wicked looking critter.

Moved from Robber Flies.

New species for BG!

Saropogon bryanti
Cool! Happy I was able to give you something you didn't have. I'm just glad these flies don't get any any bigger...wouldn't be safe to go outdoors during the summer.

They do get bigger! Saropogon
They do get bigger! Saropogon bryanti averages around 20mm in length; S. hypomelas (N. Mex., Texas, n. Mexico) runs about 22 - 25mm, while S. dispar (Okla., Texas) reaches 30mm or more.

Saropogon bryanti
Just so long as they don't get big enough to carry people away...

Saropogon bryanti (female)
Saropogon bryanti (female)

Moved for expert attention
Moved from ID Request.

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