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Requesting the correct name for this insect.
February 16, 2010
This insect that I would like a name for is seen in the summer months. I have heard that they either eat flies, mosquitoes, or bees? I have seen this insect in South Eastern North Carolina
A.G.
South East North Carolina

Hanging Thief

Dear A.G.,
This is a Hanging Thief, a species of Robber Fly in the genus Diogmites.  They are predators, and they will eat flies, mosquitos and bees.

Awesome !!!  Thanks for the quick response !

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