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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Robber Fly

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LindaTX8
NE Medina Co., TX
(Zone 8a)

August 1, 2006
3:32 PM

Post #2574578

Somebody told me it was, anyway. I've got them emerging from the ground in my yard..big things. Probably a couple dozen already. Anybody know insects and know what species?

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LindaTX8
NE Medina Co., TX
(Zone 8a)

August 1, 2006
3:43 PM

Post #2574629

Oh, by emerging I mean they are HATCHING and coming up out of the ground. Some are different...this one had just hatched when I found it. I'm beginning to wonder if there's any end to this!

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bolino
Swanton, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 1, 2006
3:47 PM

Post #2574643

Here is the robber fly in our new bug files!
http://davesgarden.com/bf/go/125/

Yours does not look like this but they do lay eggs in the ground.
bolino
Swanton, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 1, 2006
3:50 PM

Post #2574656

http://davesgarden.com/bf/go/137/

http://davesgarden.com/bf/go/138/

Here are morerobber flies.
bolino
Swanton, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 1, 2006
4:05 PM

Post #2574740

One site says there are over 1,000 North American species of robber flies, with more than 100 species occurring in Florida, so...
bolino
Swanton, OH
(Zone 5b)

August 1, 2006
4:18 PM

Post #2574819

This might be yours:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/18811

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