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Robber Fly - Neoitamus sp? - Ommatius tibialis

Robber Fly - Neoitamus sp? - Ommatius tibialis
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
June 12, 2004
Shot in a field near our house. This smallish, orange-legged species is pretty common up here, and I've photographed it before...

Surfing around, I found a few shots of Neoitamus species here at Garden safari, and of course at Cedar Creek's site.

An idea
Tony, you might try comparing your Massachusetts images with those of Tom Murray over at Pbase: http://www.pbase.com/tmurray74
I know at least one robber fly expert has gone over his images.

 
Thanks Eric,
Browsing thru the site, it could be a species of Ommatius. See image here, and there are some shots on Giff Beaton's site here.

 
Ommatius
This is Ommatius. And any species except tibialis in Mass would be a state record.

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