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Subject: Robber Fly with Green Eyes?
Location: Northeast Florida
September 2, 2013 1:28 pm
I’ve seen this big flying insect a few times in the past couple of days but today I was able to get some photos when it landed on a vine. Its body was about 1.25 inches long (35 mm) and its green eyes were very noticeable. It looks like a Robber Fly, maybe a Hanging Thief? Or is it too big for that?
Signature: Karen in Florida

Hanging Thief

Hanging Thief

Hi Karen,
Your Robber Fly is definitely a Hanging Thief in the genus
Diogmites, and there are several species found in Florida with green eyes, so we don’t feel comfortable taking the identification to the species level.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Florida

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