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Dioctria sp. possibly one of several not yet on BugGuide... D. henshawi, D. vera, D. vertebrata Dioctria hyalipennis,Geotagged,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Dioctria sp.

possibly one of several not yet on BugGuide... D. henshawi, D. vera, D. vertebrata

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  1. Dioctria hyalipennis also seems commonly documented in your state, as an invasive species. You may very well be right though that this could also be an underdocumented one. Posted 13 days ago
    1. It’s possible. I had discounted that one as having a light colored abdomen, but looking through more images, there appear to be darker individuals. There’s not much info on the alternate species my book lists, but if I’m lucky our local robber fly expert will happen by on BugGuide. Posted 13 days ago
    2. BugGuide agrees - the person who classified it noted that it's a recent introduction to the Seattle area. Posted 11 days ago
      1. Thanks for the update, glad you got a confirmation. Posted 11 days ago

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Dioctria hyalipennis is a robber fly in the Dioctria genus.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by morpheme
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Uploaded Jun 22, 2022. Captured Jun 20, 2022 13:49 in CH College Way N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA.
  • X-E2
  • f/7.1
  • 1/250s
  • ISO800
  • 80mm