Subject: Strange big eyed bee eating bug
Location: Bellflower, Ca
August 4, 2014 10:43 am
Monday, August 4, 2014. My daughter saw this strange bug on our tomato cage. When I went to take its picture, I saw that it had a bee in its legs. The bee was upside down and looked dead. We think it was eating the bee.
This bug had what looked like brown wings and huge eyes. Please help identify this strange big eyed bee eating bug.
Signature: Deana Campbell
This is some species of Robber Fly in the family Asilidae, but there is not enough detail in the image to make a more specific identification, but we suspect it is a Bee Killer, Mallophora fautrix.
Thank you for your quick response. I looked up Robber Fly on the What’s That Bug page and did find pics that looked just like the bug on my tomato cage.