Subject: Robber Fly from Elyria Canyon Park
Location: Elyria Canyon Park, Mount Washington, Los Angeles, CA
April 15, 2013
Yesterday while volunteering in Elyria Canyon Park, I noticed this fly in the tall grass that we were removing as part of brush clearance in the butterfly garden. I thought it was a Soldier Fly and I asked Becky to take a photo. I couldn’t find a matching Soldier Fly on BugGuide, so I requested assistance from Eric Eaton. He quickly responded.
Eric Eaton provides an identification
It is a robber fly. Looks to me like maybe Dioctria for genus, but no Bugguide records from there, so….?