Aug 282013
 
Robber Fly - Mighty Hunter

This is female Giant Robber Fly (Promachus hinei). As you can see from the photographs below, even a stinging Paper Wasp is no match for these mighty insect hunters. Observation Details County – Denton City – Lewisville Date – Jul 21, 2013 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather –

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Aug 172012
 
Robber Fly - The Hunter

This is a male Giant Robber Fly (Promachus hinei). These large robber flies are predatory, and are easily capable of capturing and killing insects as large as they are. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Jun 17, 2012 Time of Day – Midmorning Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather –

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Aug 142012
 
Robber Fly - With Prey

A Bumblebee Mimic Robber Fly (possibly Laphria flavicollis) with prey. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Carrollton Date – Mar 30, 2012 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Undeveloped-Vacant Lot Type of Behavior – Hunting Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris Jackson Main

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May 052012
 
Robber Fly - With Prey

Bumblebee Mimic Robber Fly (possibly Laphria macquarti) with captured prey insect. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – May 4, 2012 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Recreation-Park Type of Behavior – Hunting Gender – Uncertain Maturity – Adult Observer – Chris

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