Hanging Thief Eats Bee

Hanging Thief Robberfly with Prey
Location: Cheney Kansas
September 23, 2011 4:09 pm
I’ve been trying to get a photo of this bug for about three weeks…It is normally very evasive and won’t land anywhere near my camera.
Today it landed in front of me and let me get a photo of it.
A few minutes later it caught a bee and hung from a small redbud tree ,not only letting me take photos but also touching it get a better pic.
From looking at a Bug site it appears to be a Hanging Thief Robberfly.
Signature: Chris Harris

Hanging Thief and Prey

Hi Chris,
Thanks so much for sending us your wonderful photos of a Hanging Thief with its prey.  Though it is a member of the genus
Diogmites, we are uncertain of the species.

Hanging Thief

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