Subject: Southern Bee Killer
Location: Stevenson, AL.
August 3, 2013 11:13 pm
I saw this guy hang out with his thug friend in my flower garden. Earlier I spotted one attacking one of my Pinevine Swallowtails.
Signature: Amy C.
The Southern Bee Killer, Mallophora orcina, is one impressive predator. These large Robber Flies are adept hunters that take prey on the wing. We are sorry to hear about your Pipevine Swallowtail. More information on the Southern Bee Killer can be found on BugGuide.