Subject: Unusual flying insect
Location: NC USA
July 2, 2017 10:14 am
This insect photo was taken July 2 at 1pm in Cape Carteret NC. What is it?
Signature: Chris

Red Footed Cannibalfly

Dear Chris,
We are relatively certain that your Robber Fly is a Red Footed Cannibalfly,
Promachus rufipes, based on images posted to BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “Preys on large flying insects. Has been reported to attack Ruby-throated Hummingbirds”

Location: Cape Carteret, North Carolina

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