Subject: Robber Fly, perhaps, with Prey, maybe?
Location: Coryell County, TX
April 6, 2016 12:05 am
Hello! This insect flew out of a rose bush and landed on the fence, holding prey, maybe? I found this on Bug Guide, but don’t know if it is the same. http://bugguide.net/node/view/5188
Clear skies, 80 degrees this afternoon.
Thank you and best wishes!
We always look forward to your submissions. We agree with your assessment that this is a Robber Fly in the genus Efferia. The tuft on the tip of the abdomen indicates this is a male Robber Fly. The prey is also a fly in the order Diptera, but we are not sure of its classification.