Robber Fly Ovipositing
on Tall Wheatgrass (Thinopyrum ponticum)  
(four photos)


Ovipositing robber fly
I think this was probably a once-in-a-lifetime experience
on Antelope Island. I've never seen a Robber Fly
 ovipositing anywhere! © Carol Davis 7-16-2019

female robber fly laying
            eggs
As long as I kept about three feet from this large
female Robber, she was okay with letting me take
 photos.  © Carol Davis 7-16-2019

Asilidae laying eggs on
            wheatgrass
She contorted every which way in an
effort to lay eggs in this Tall Wheatgrass.
© Carol Davis 7-16-2019

view of Robber Fly
            ovipositor
I took great care in getting this shot of
the tip of the ovipositor.  © Carol Davis 7-16-2019

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