Robber Fly (two photos)
I tried to sneak up on this short-bodied, silver-striped Robber Fly munching
on a fly in Mercur Canyon, Tooele County, Utah, but it was very skittish.
It flew up, then landed again and I took a few photos. I still needed to get
closer but it was having none of that. © Carol Davis 6-18-2017
As you can see, it had silver stripes on the abdomen that extended on to the belly.
It also had the shortest abdomen I had ever seen on a Robber Fly of its size.
An expert on Bugguide tried to identify it but it had him stumped. I guess
I'll have to look for another one like it in the future. © Carol Davis 6-18-2017
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