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
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.