Bee Killer in Las Vegas

Subject:  Unknown bee
Geographic location of the bug:  Las Vegas NEvada
Date: 08/19/2021
Time: 08:29 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Could you please help me identify this bee?
How you want your letter signed:  Sincerely, Dr. Merkler

Bee Killer

Dear Dr. Merkler,
This is not a Bee, but rather a predatory Robber Fly known as a Bee Killer,
Mallophora fautrix.

Bee Killer

I think in the back recesses if my mind, I knew this (once upon a time!).  Thank you so much!!
Dr. M

We are so happy we were able to refresh your memory.

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