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Family Asilidae - Robber Flies, ID please - Mallophora bomboides

Family Asilidae - Robber Flies, ID please - Mallophora bomboides
Skidaway Island, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
September 21, 2014
I believe this is the Asilidae, Robber Fly family, the Bee Killer, (Mallophora bomboides), with victim of the Apidae (bee) family, possibly a male Southern Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa micans). I request an ID of the Robber Fly, and if possible an ID also of the victim bee.

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Family Asilidae - Robber Flies, ID please - Mallophora bomboides Family Asilidae - Robber Flies, ID please - Mallophora bomboides Family Asilidae - Robber Flies, ID please - Mallophora bomboides

Moved
Moved from Robber Flies.

 
Dr John- thank you for having
Dr John- thank you for having vetted my submission and identified as being of Asilidae (Robber Fly) family, Bee Killers, (Mallophora bomboides), with victim of the Apidae (bee) family, an Eastern Carpenter Bee female, sub species Xylocopa virginica virginica

Bee is a Xylocopa v. virginica female
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Mallophora
Yes, this is Mallophora bomboides, good job. Probably a female. Hopefully somebody else can follow up with the bee.

 
Tristan- thanks much for the
Tristan- thanks much for the confirmation on the ID. I most enjoyed reviewing your biography- what adventures you have ahead of you.

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