This is the black form of the wasp mimic Robber Fly Prolepsis tristus. There is also a red form of this fly that looks even more like a wasp.

Robber Fly - Wasp Mimic

Robber Fly - Wasp Mimic

Robber Fly - Wasp Mimic

Robber Fly - Wasp Mimic

Observation Details

County Dallas Hutchins - RWRC
City Hutchins
Date Jul 27, 2013
Time of Day Midmorning
Temperature Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
Weather Partly Cloudy
Habitat Recreation-Park
Type of Behavior Roaming
Gender Male
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Robber Fly Observation Location