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Flying insect in Texas
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
July 11, 2011 6:33 pm
Hi, I took this picture on my front porch in Ft Worth, Texas. It was about 4:30 in the afternoon on a very hot day in July.
It kinda looks like a dragonfly…but not quite. It is only about 1 1/2” long.
I’m stumped.
P.S. I also don’t live near any ponds or lakes. Very much an urban area.
Signature: Leah in Texas

Robber Fly

Hi Leah,
This is a predatory Robber Fly, and we believe we may have identified it as
Efferia aestuans, based on this photo posted to BugGuide.

Thank you! The end of it’s tail was really throwing me.

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Location: Texas

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