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

CountyDallas
CityDallas
DateJun 17, 2012
Time of DayMidmorning
TemperatureHot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
WeatherPartly Cloudy
HabitatRecreation-Park
Type of BehaviorHunting
GenderMale
MaturityAdult
ObserverChris Jackson