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Help Identifying this Bug - Efferia apicalis

Help Identifying this Bug - Efferia apicalis
Apopka, Orange County, Florida, USA
July 17, 2013
Size: Approx 1 1/2 inches
This flying insect landed on a birthday card that was displayed on the breakfast bar in our kitchen yesterday. At first glance, I thought it was a cricket with its brown and gray coloring. I grabbed my camera and carried the card outside to release it then photographed it. It had six legs and moved much like a spider. The end of its body resembles a dragonfly in my opinion. Does anyone know what this might be? I also will upload a second shot with a side view but it is not as clear a picture as this.

Moved
Moved from Robber Flies.

Moved
Moved from Robber Flies.

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Moved from ID Request.

Asilidae
A robber fly. They're predators on other insects.

Some type of fly.
Some type of robber fly. Didn't recognize the fly type at first since I'm used to them having hairier bodies.. :P

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