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Subject: Bee/Wasp?
Location: San Antonio, TX
April 26, 2015 6:41 pm
I cannot for the life of me figure out what this is! please please help!
Signature: Thanks, Hannah Ervin

Belzebul Bee Eater

Belzebul Bee Eater

Dear Hannah,
This is one of the largest and most impressive of the North American Robber Flies in the family Asilidae.  This is a Belzebul Bee-Eater,
Mallophora leschenaulti, which you can verify by comparing your image to this image on BugGuide.

Belzebul Bee-Eater

Belzebul Bee-Eater

THANK YOU SO MUCH! I was looking on bugguide.net all day, but I was looking for a type of bee not a bee killer haha! I appreciate your help very much! God bless!

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: San Antonio, Texas

2 Responses to Belzebul Bee-Eater

  1. TL Findley says:

    we’ve spotted one or two (seen on different days) of these devilish bee killers way out of their range here in sacramento, california.
    have a blurry photo, but couldn’t get it to post. thank you for your site!

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