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Posted By: bluestringer, 6 Days Ago

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Robber flies are always cool subjects.
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Very good macro photos. I especially like the first...clear.

I'm not familiar with the type of insect (#1) ? Depending on the size it looks as if it could be a formidable insect.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
Very good macro photos. I especially like the first...clear.

I'm not familiar with the type of insect (#1) ? Depending on the size it looks as if it could be a formidable insect.
Definitely formidable. These big robber flies are astonishing hunters. The giant ones are reported to occasionally attack hummingbirds.
Maybe in the Promachus group? I'm no expert!

Family Asilidae - Robber Flies - BugGuide.Net

Promachus rufipes - BugGuide.Net

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QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
Very good macro photos. I especially like the first...clear.

I'm not familiar with the type of insect (#1) ? Depending on the size it looks as if it could be a formidable insect.

Thanks. They are formidable to other insects. Never had one try to bite me like some small flies will. This one was about the size of a small wasp. They make good macro subjects because they are not easily spooked.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TER-OR Quote
Definitely formidable. These big robber flies are astonishing hunters. The giant ones are reported to occasionally attack hummingbirds.
Maybe in the Promachus group? I'm no expert!

Family Asilidae - Robber Flies - BugGuide.Net

Promachus rufipes - BugGuide.Net
Thanks for the info. Apparently we have them on the Canadian prairies, but I've never seen any. Must be uncommon up here.

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QuoteOriginally posted by bluestringer Quote
Thanks. They are formidable to other insects. Never had one try to bite me like some small flies will. This one was about the size of a small wasp. They make good macro subjects because they are not easily spooked.
Well, you did an excellent job. Every so often I try to get some pics of Bumble Bees and honey bees as they fly from flower to flower in my wife's garden, but so far not with your success.
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