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Bee on steroids? - Mallophora orcina

Bee on steroids? - Mallophora orcina
Jacksonville, off of Heckscher Drive, Duval County, Florida, USA
June 22, 2011
The first thing of I thought when I saw this guy was "Wow! A Bee on steroids!"

Moved
Moved from Robber Flies.

Mallophora
Mallophora orcina, and yes, they are impressive hulky bee mimics. This one looks like it's been through the wringer, though-- look at how frayed its wings are. Odd, since the date was still in the first half of their season.

Moved for expert attention
Moved from ID Request.

fly

 
looks more like Mallophora to me...
compare:

 
you're right
i shouldnt have guessed

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