What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Robber Fly from Elyria Canyon Park
Location: Elyria Canyon Park, Mount Washington, Los Angeles, CA
April 15, 2013
Yesterday while volunteering in Elyria Canyon Park, I noticed this fly in the tall grass that we were removing as part of brush clearance in the butterfly garden.  I thought it was a Soldier Fly and I asked Becky to take a photo.  I couldn’t find a matching Soldier Fly on BugGuide, so I requested assistance from Eric Eaton.  He quickly responded.

Robber Fly

Robber Fly

Eric Eaton provides an identification
It is a robber fly.  Looks to me like maybe Dioctria for genus, but no Bugguide records from there, so….?

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