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Mating flies - Echthodopa formosa - male - female

Mating flies - Echthodopa formosa - Male Female
Gallagher Fen, Clark County, Ohio, USA
May 31, 2014

This is the first Ohio record I know of. Though the range was a broad swath in the revised Fisher descriptions. It was known from PA WV and KY so this is not surprising. Will add to my OH list.

It is a spring only robber. And known in my state from only three Crowley's ridge counties.

Moved from Robber Flies.

Moved for expert attention
Moved from Flies.

Echthodopa formosa; fabulous
Echthodopa formosa; fabulous shot!