Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Robber Fly: Diogmites neoternatus

This was one of the other robber flies that had gathered by a small pool in the woods. These flies (Diomites neoternatus) – one of the Hanging-thieves – were sharing the same area of Wartremoving herb (Murdannia keisak) with the Red-footed Cannibalfly (Promachus rufipes). Neither type of fly was hunting although there were many Carolina Satyrs in the vicinity. They were probably warming themselves in the sun.

Identification resources:

- Giff Beaton's Robber Flies (Asilidae) of Georgia and the southeast: Diogmites neoternatus
- Bug Guide: Diogmites neoternatus [dorsal] [lateral]

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