Robber Fly

Subject:  What’s this bug?
Geographic location of the bug:  Colorado
Date: 06/22/2018
Time: 09:31 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi,
I saw this on my security camera and I’m just curious to know what it is.
How you want your letter signed:  Curious

Robber Fly: Saropogon species perhaps

Dear Curious,
This is most definitely a predatory Robber Fly in the family Asilidae, and it looks to us, based on images posted to BugGuide, that it might be a member of the genus
Saropogon.  According to BugGuide:  “20 spp. in our area” and the sighting map includes most of the American Southwest.

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