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Insect and Spider Identification: Two flies to be identified - one is a robberfly

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(Zone 10a)

March 20, 2014
10:41 AM

Post #9793876

Most recent visitors, they were seen for a short while in my garden.
The robberfly posed for a couple of close-ups and then flew away. [Second picture]
Which are these two creatures?

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Minot, ND

March 20, 2014
4:17 PM

Post #9794088

The first one appears to be a black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) -
Unfortunately, I cannot offer a specific i.d. for the robber fly.



(Zone 7a)

March 28, 2014
5:17 PM

Post #9800020

Excellent photos, Dinu.


(Zone 10a)

March 31, 2014
10:09 AM

Post #9801947

Flap, thanks on that right identity.
kwanjin, thanks.

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