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Florida bee killer - Mallophora bomboides

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  1. Awesome! Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thanks Christine and it is the biggest I have ever seen Posted 6 months ago
  2. Nice robber fly Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thank you. Posted 6 months ago
  3. Wow! Incredible shot! Posted 6 months ago

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''Mallophora bomboides'', also known as the Florida bee killer, is a predaceous species of robber fly of the family Asilidae that feeds primarily on bumblebees. ''M. bomboides'' is a noteworthy instance of Batesian mimicry given its close resemblance to its prey, the bumblebee. These bees are typically found in the Eastern and Southern regions of the United States like South Carolina and Florida.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Sep 10, 2022. Captured Sep 7, 2022 09:03 in FVWQ+HX Wedgefield, FL, USA.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/13.0
  • 1/49s
  • ISO800
  • 157mm