Bee Killing Robber Fly
Location: San Antonio TX
September 22, 2011 7:59 pm
I saw this tonight on a Live Oak in San Antonio. A friend of mine already identified it as a Bee Killing Robber Fly, but I wondered, based on your August blog, what genus it is?
I had never seen one before, and it was pretty big – at least one inch in length. It has iridescent blue wings that extend past the abdomen.
Signature: Regards, Curious Cori

Belzebul Bee Eater

Dear Curious Cori,
Your Robber Fly is known by the diabolical common name Belzebul Bee Eater, though Black Bee Killer is another common name for
Mallophora leschenaulti according to BugGuide.

Location: Texas

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