Southern Bee Killer

Subject: Bug ID
Location: Central Florida
November 9, 2016 12:44 am
I found this bug in Orlando, Florida in the fall. It seemed to be hairy and was mostly black with small touches of yellow on its body. It had large wings.
Signature: Meg

Southern Bee Killer
Southern Bee Killer

Dear Meg,
We feel confident, because of its markings, that your Robber Fly is a Southern Bee Killer,
Mallophora orcina.  This large predator takes large prey, including bees and wasps, by catching them on the wing.

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