Red Footed Cannibalfly

Subject:  Is this a bee killer
Geographic location of the bug:  Hanover, Pennsylvania
Date: 09/04/2017
Time: 04:17 PM EDT
Is this a bee killer? If so should I be concerned?
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Red Footed Cannibalfly

We believe your Robber Fly is a Red Footed Cannibalfly, Promachus rufipes.  Robber Flies in the genus Promachus are commonly called Giant Robber Flies or Bee Killers, according to BugGuide, so you are correct.  You should not be concerned.

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